Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/19/10 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 02:52:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: dropkickmurphys http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15235 Wed, 23 May 2012 23:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15235 I guess I did. I don’t get over here as much as I should.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15231 Wed, 23 May 2012 20:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15231 Have you missed all of my articles about how Jordy Mercer should be close to coming up?

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By: dropkickmurphys http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15229 Wed, 23 May 2012 20:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15229 Can we get a similar post (like this one), telling us, in your opinion, if Barmes is playing up to expectations. If not, can you give us a response in this thread, if you think he is playing up to expectations.

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By: dropkickmurphys http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15228 Wed, 23 May 2012 19:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15228 Agreed, his mid-80s OPS+ tells us everything we need to know about Barajas’s offensive contribution. McKenry is doing more than that, at much less cost.

Defensively, Barajas is also sub-standard. In today’s game he tried to back hand a pitch and whiffed. This isn’t the first time that he’s half butted on defense. He’s thrown out 2 of 20 base stealers. That is horrible.

When statistical analysis fails, apologists fall back to intangibles, in this case like pitch calling. We know, by Barajas’s own admission, he forgot what pitch he called in a recent game. Furthermore, the pitch calling abilities of a catcher are always blown out of proportion. Watch a game, much of the time, the catcher is looking to the dugout for the next pitch call.

To write that Barajas is providing what was expected is either an admission that the acquisition was poor to start with. Or, its a dumbing down of standards that warrants its own blog post.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15218 Tue, 22 May 2012 19:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15218 Which still doesn’t mean he’s hitting worthwhile. Barajas current OPS is .672. McKenry(who went deep last night) is .694. McKenry was rummaged out of the scrap pile, as Barajas should have been. No need to give a guy that old, with defense that bad, with the track record he has, that kind of money. Who were the Pirates bidding against? ML jobs are valuable, even in Pittsburgh. There are plenty of AAAA guys who’d love to get a chance.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15207 Tue, 22 May 2012 16:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15207 OPS is much more valuable than average.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15202 Tue, 22 May 2012 15:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15202 Barajas is hitting .220. I have higher expectations than that. You can get journeymen minor leaguers to hit that, for a much lower price.

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By: j_yovan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15198 Tue, 22 May 2012 14:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15198 ok

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15156 Mon, 21 May 2012 15:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15156 Well it’s not going to happen.

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By: j_yovan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15154 Mon, 21 May 2012 14:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-71910.html#comment-15154 that would be awesome.

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