Comments on: The 2011 Indianapolis Rotation http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/the-2010-indianapolis-rotation.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:06:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/the-2010-indianapolis-rotation.html#comment-1856 Thu, 06 Jan 2011 00:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5318#comment-1856 It was what d’Arnaud did after the slow start that made me think he can move ahead quickly. After barely at the Mendoza for April and May, he turned it around batting .267 from June on with 32 extra base hits, 31 RBI’s and 23 SB’s. And, over the whole season he hits better when it is on the line – .237 with the bases empty, .266 with runners on base, and .298 with runners in scoring position. We are looking for a SS and this kid is like instant offense – now for the glovework . . .

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/the-2010-indianapolis-rotation.html#comment-1854 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 16:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5318#comment-1854 Ok that makes a lot of sense then thanks. It should be interesting thats for sure

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/the-2010-indianapolis-rotation.html#comment-1853 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 16:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5318#comment-1853 I’ve been going back and forth on this. Olsen does have options, and a low guaranteed salary. However, since he has more than five years of service time, he has the right to refuse any option to the minors. That’s why I have him as a lock, since I don’t think he’d accept an option, and I don’t think the Pirates will risk losing him when they can stash him in the bullpen as a left handed option.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/the-2010-indianapolis-rotation.html#comment-1852 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 15:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5318#comment-1852 I understand excitement with some of this young talent moving through the system but i think we are starting to rush guys when theres no need too. The only starters that could possibly see MLB time this year are Lincoln and Owens. So I dont think rushing the entire group is truly paramount. What happens with spot starters/injury replacements like Crotta,Burres, etc. Do they just sit in bullpen not starting or go to AA?
As far as D’Arnaud I know he has lots of promise but he started very slow last year and I would like to see more consistency before thinking he can be in MLB at any time 2011.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/the-2010-indianapolis-rotation.html#comment-1851 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 15:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5318#comment-1851 @Tim Have a question with Olsen. I dont understand how his 500k being guaranteed makes him a lock for the 25 man. with him having options and most of his deal incentive laden I would of thought that some minor league time would be ideal. At least until injury or trade. Maybe I’m just not understanding the contract.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/the-2010-indianapolis-rotation.html#comment-1850 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 12:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5318#comment-1850 Like your play on the SP’s at AAA. I agree that Lincoln, Owens, Morris, Wilson, and Locke would be the best. Owens and Wilson finished #1 and # 4 in AA in ERA. Owens should have gotten the award for Best Pitcher that went to Drabek. It was a breakout year for Wilson, who has never been a control pitcher, but he wins. On the infield, d’Arnaud has too much offense to keep him at AA. He needs to start at SS at AAA and replace Cedeno by mid-year if he can keep up the offensive production and improve his defense.

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