Comments on: Where Does Luis Heredia Rank? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/08/where-does-luis-heredia-rank.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:48:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Kenny http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/08/where-does-luis-heredia-rank.html#comment-1519 Sun, 22 Aug 2010 22:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3899#comment-1519 I think that Heredia has “ace” potential right along with Taillon. Those two are our best “prospects” in our farm system before they throw their first pitch. Sure those guys in AA are looking good BUT best case scenario is they will be solid #2-3 pitchers. Allie who throws harder than both of them will be tried as a starter but I don’t see him staying there when he begins his rise up through the Bucs system. Stetson Allie slid to the 2nd round due to the fact that he has some control issues and teams were scared off by that as well as his asking price. I just think that Heredia is going to be special as he gets older and stronger. The control that he has a teenager is simply unheard of.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/08/where-does-luis-heredia-rank.html#comment-1517 Sat, 21 Aug 2010 17:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3899#comment-1517 Always appreciate additional opinions.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/08/where-does-luis-heredia-rank.html#comment-1514 Fri, 20 Aug 2010 22:54:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3899#comment-1514 Folks: I enjoy the opinions, and would like to add my own.

I would not put Heredia on my top-10 list, essentially agreeing with Kevin. Yes, he has tools…and for a 16 yr old, fabulous tools. I would grade him as “Incomplete” — he needs to 1.) adapt to the level of talent he’ll see here, and 2.) adapt to HERE — the US of A. I’d agree — before we put him on any lists, lets see him during 2011 and after 2011.

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By: Scott S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/08/where-does-luis-heredia-rank.html#comment-1511 Fri, 20 Aug 2010 02:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3899#comment-1511 Great stuff gents. I love this debate/discussion format.

I also would keep Heredia at the bottom of the top 10, maybe even in the low teens as I tend to agree with Kevin’s skepticism if internationals. I will give Heredia a slight bump as it sounds like he’s been in a more structured environment.

As far as Sanchez, until I hear that there is an long-lasting effects of the injury, I will give him the benefit of the doubt. In a weird way, a jaw injury seems less likely to have those long-term issues.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/08/where-does-luis-heredia-rank.html#comment-1508 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 20:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3899#comment-1508 If true that he’s been pitching against older competition, that should relieve most of us. However, it’s hard to say what the older competitors were really like. I do like the signing, especially with that in mind.

Sanchez comes up in all prospect lists. He had some nagging injuries early in the season and then had the very unfortunate injury that derailed him for the remainder of the season. Maholm survived something similiar, but my mind flashes back to Billy Conigliaro (lost his eyesight IIRC in one eye) and Herb Score (struck by a line drive while pitching). Respect everyone’s opinions and insights, but isn’t there reason to view Sanchez less optimistically?

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