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Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: A new Pirate and the Indy's speed it up

Chris Peacock becomes a Pirate

Three independent seasons and six teams later, a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates is in the cards for Chris Peacock. It's been a long road for Peacock, who went undrafted out of the University of Mobile and at Faulkner State. His first two years spent in the Independent Pecos League and the North American Baseball League weren't anything to write home about. He went 4-4 with a 5.14 ERA his first year, 4-2, 7.65 the next. With experience you fine-tune your skills, and true talent emerges. 2014 was that for Peacock. He started the year off with the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, winning a career best five games surrendering only nine runs in 36 innings and striking out a career-high 10.9 batters per nine innings. He joined the Wichita Wingnuts in August for the playoff push and went 2-0 in six games. During the Wingnuts trek to the 2014 American League Championship, he posted a 2.70 ERA in four games.

Shawn Hill: The common man defines perseverance

Shawn Hill has done everything that could possibly be done in the game of baseball. He's done his part in the minors; he's been a starter, a reliever, and a mop-up guy. He's a Canadian playing America's pastime. He's played for the Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays. He's gone from Major League starter to independent obscurity. He will dominate and get shellacked the next. He's thrown a historic 27.2 scoreless innings for the independent York Revolution and has appeared in over 12 years worth of professional games.

Who is Shawn Hill?

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