Monday, December 23, 2013

Random Topps Pro Debut Card of the Week: 2013 Topps Pro Debut #101 Matt Curry

It's Minor League Monday!!! Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Pro Debut Card of the Week:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2013 Topps Pro Debut #101.
  • Player Name, position, team: Matt Curry, first baseman, Indianapolis Indians.
  • Level-League, Team Affiliation: AAA-International League, Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Minor League Stats (stats with team depicted only): 2 G, 5 AB, 0 R, 2 H, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB, 1 BB, 1 SO, .400 SLG, .900 OPS, .400 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Pirates #16th, June 2010. Bats: left. Throws: right.
  • Major League Debut: n/a.
  • Baseball America Organizational Ranking After Season with Team: Pittsburgh Pirates #23 prospect after the 2012 season.
  • Blurb on the back: "In 2011, Matt was the first player since Andrew McCutchen that the Pirates allowed to skip High Single A, and last year he was nudged up to Triple-A for his final two games. In his only start, he reached base three times and knocked in two runs. The former TCU star is a "selectively aggressive" hitter with above-average pull power."
  • Official Topps Rookie Card: n/a.
  • Commentary: While the last line of Matthew Allen Curry's card reads that he only played 2 games with the Indians, he spent most of the 2012 season with the AA-Eastern League Altoona Curve. As the Curve's everyday first baseman, Curry hit .285 with 11 home runs, drove in 76 rbi's, stole 4 bases, and had percentages of .352/480/.832. Even though he ended the year with AAA-Indianapolis, he began his 2013 season with Curve. By May 4, Curry was hitting .248 with 4 home runs and 16 rbi's before fracturing his hamate bone in his right wrist, causing him to miss two months of the season. Curry would rehab with the Bucs' Rookie Team in the Gulf Coast League at the end of July. It is expected that Curry will land with the Indianapolis to begin the 2014 season, unless of course, he wows the Pirates managerial staff enough to make it onto their Opening Day roster.
Next week's featured card will be: 2012 Topps Pro Debut #58. Post will arrive at 9:00 AM CST. Hope you enjoyed this week's installment of Minor League Monday.


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