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Bixler Making Steady Progress

Brian Bixler

Brian Bixler hopes to be a future fixture in Pittsburgh's infield. The Pirates' second-round selection in 2004, Bixler's stock rose last season as a shortstop within the organization's farm system.

"I'm very happy with the progress I made and the results I got," the 24-year-old righthanded hitter said. "I set some goals for myself each year to get better. I was able to put things together and it's worked out." Pittsburgh farm director Brian Graham identified Bixler as the organization's most improved minor league player. has also ranked Bixler as the club's No. 8 prospect. "That's... Recommended Stories

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