Comments on: The Off-Season Additions and the Prospects in the Wings http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-off-season-additions-and-the-prospects-in-the-wings.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:40:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Chaz http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-off-season-additions-and-the-prospects-in-the-wings.html#comment-1809 Sat, 18 Dec 2010 00:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5151#comment-1809 I think he’ll start the season in AAA, but why not platoon him with Overbay, and use Overbay as a defensive replacement in the other games?

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-off-season-additions-and-the-prospects-in-the-wings.html#comment-1808 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 15:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5151#comment-1808 I don’t really see them as starting options.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-off-season-additions-and-the-prospects-in-the-wings.html#comment-1807 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 15:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5151#comment-1807 I am surprised that you did not include Bowker, Presley or Pearce in any of your scenarios.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-off-season-additions-and-the-prospects-in-the-wings.html#comment-1806 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 15:30:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5151#comment-1806 The problem with Pearce is that he struggles against right handers. There’s a chance he could learn to hit against right handers, but it’s very unlikely at this stage in his career.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-off-season-additions-and-the-prospects-in-the-wings.html#comment-1805 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 15:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5151#comment-1805 I can’t see Gallagher, McCutchen, Crotta, and Martinez starting in AAA. They’ve already said they will move McCutchen to the bullpen full time.

I agree that 1-2 of those guys could start the season in the AAA rotation if they left 1-2 of the Altoona pitchers back. Eventually they need to move guys like Crotta, Martinez, and Gallagher to the bullpen, since there won’t be enough room for them as starters.

Regardless of who starts the year in AAA, I don’t see any of the Altoona pitchers in the majors before June. I think Karstens, Morton, and Lincoln will be the first options if they need pitching help prior to June.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-off-season-additions-and-the-prospects-in-the-wings.html#comment-1804 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 15:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5151#comment-1804 Has Steve Pearce been abducted by aliens? When last I looked he seemed like a very sensible internal option at first.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-off-season-additions-and-the-prospects-in-the-wings.html#comment-1803 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 14:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5151#comment-1803 Tim,I think the AAA SHOULD be the guys you mentioned but I don’t think it will be because they have said Gallagher will be a starter this year and I’m sure they want experienced depth starting down there so none of the prospects have to be rushed into a spot due to early injuries. Daniel McCutchen,Michael Crotta and Joe Martinez are also starting options down there.

I think Locke gets left back and possibly Wilson at least to start the year although I don’t agree with that thinking. I’d rather keep Karstens and another long man in the bullpen as spot starters(probably Olsen) and not go with an inferior AAA option just to save other guys from being rushed

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