Comments on: Alvarez reinstated from DL, optioned to Triple-A Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:16:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Lee Young Sun, 10 Jul 2011 19:43:00 +0000 And, of course, Posey hit .294, K’d only 90 times and played above average at Catcher.

You’re right, I’ll take that at Catcher (and as a rookie).

Just so we don’t end up doing this all week. I am clearly stating an opinion, as you are. You are using stats and forming an opinion. I am using stats and some scouts’ opinions. It’s ALL opinions.

 As a Pirate fan, I HOPE I AM WRONG!


By: Lee Young Sun, 10 Jul 2011 19:37:00 +0000 Ok…….I’ll take Posey. You can have Kdro.


By: Todd Smith Sun, 10 Jul 2011 18:27:00 +0000 22 HR  and nearly 100 RBI is something you DON’T want from a rookie?

In Buster Posey’s first 160 games, he hit 22 HR and 88 RBI.  Imagine how disappointed the Giants are that he turned out to be such a bust too.

By: Lee Young Sun, 10 Jul 2011 17:52:00 +0000 And that same ‘projection’ gives him almost 200 K’s. Hence the nickname K-dro.

Those stats aren’t what I wanted out of the #2 pick in the draft.

On another tangent, I hope G Cole turns out great, but wouldn’t it have been nice if Bryce Harper had stayed in HS? We’d have gotten to pick him #1.

By: Todd Smith Sun, 10 Jul 2011 16:28:00 +0000 Based on his first 472 at bats in the majors, he projects to .244 with 22 HR and 92 RBI over a full season.  

By: Lee Young Sun, 10 Jul 2011 12:14:00 +0000 This on Alvarez, from Huntington on PA’s swing and his options.

” But Huntington said the Pirates’ often narcoleptic offense — they
rank 12th in the National League in runs and 13th in homers — is
“irrelevant” to the timetable for Alvarez’s return.
“The league has adjusted to Pedro, and he needs to adjust back,”
Huntington said. “When he drives the ball to left-center field, he’s
dangerous. But when (his swing) is too big, he’s an easy out.”

If Alvarez, who received a major league contract after being drafted
second overall in 2008, spends more than 20 days with Indianapolis, he
will have used his third minor league option.

Normally, players are limited to three options. But Alvarez should be
eligible for a special fourth option next year because he will have
used three options before completing his fifth full professional season.
Read more: Pirates’ Alvarez return detours through Indy – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

By: Lee Young Sun, 10 Jul 2011 11:56:00 +0000 I ‘love’ strong words like ‘absurd’. Marc, I don’t believe I labeled him at all (btw, only 1 ‘l’).

RIGHT NOW, Kdro has too many holes in his swing to live up to his #2 status. THAT is not absurd. More than a few scouts have pointed that out. I ain’t smart enough to come up with that on my own.

By: Jeremy Sun, 10 Jul 2011 04:26:00 +0000   Can you explain the option situation?  I thought players had three options.  I don’t recall them optioning him before now, so wouldn’t this be his first?  Or is there a different situation when a player gets a MLB contract?

By: Anonymous Sun, 10 Jul 2011 04:17:00 +0000 ARAMIS!

for Bobby Hill??

By: Anonymous Sun, 10 Jul 2011 02:30:00 +0000 Pedro was one of the most productive hitters in the big leagues the last two months of the season last year.  Yes he has struggled this year, but way way way to early talk about getting rid of him.