Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Fri, 2012-06-22 14:31
Yesterday the Top Prospects had a chance to take batting practice with the Pirates at PNC Park. Nobody had any Sidney Crosby blasts but Jacob Trouba was very good. Nail Yakupov, who never played baseball before yesterday made good contact after he stopped using a split grip. He batted barefoot and ran directly to second base when he hit the ball. Glad to see he took my advice about not hitting with an upper cut! He’s a natural athlete.