Comments on: When Will Pedro Alvarez Be Ready? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/when-will-pedro-alvarez-be-ready.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:48:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/when-will-pedro-alvarez-be-ready.html#comment-8292 Mon, 25 Jul 2011 01:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=16496#comment-8292 I’ve heard a lot of Carlos Pena referrences but he is hitting .220 and is on a pace for close to 200 K’s and is hitting .127 vs. lefties. (10-79) I wouldn’t give up prospects for a guy that is worse than Garrett Jones.  I feel like they have to get pedro up soon. Especially while he is hot. Brandon Wood has been ok and I love his defense but the Pirates are gonna need Pedro’s bat if they are going to win the division.

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/when-will-pedro-alvarez-be-ready.html#comment-8280 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 16:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=16496#comment-8280 stupid idea, sorry.  

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By: R http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/when-will-pedro-alvarez-be-ready.html#comment-8279 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 15:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=16496#comment-8279 Call up Pedro and trade 4 Carlos Pena and Josh Willingham.   We can platoon Steve Pearce at 1b and move Tabata to rf against southpaws and bench Presley. Josh Willingham will then play LF against southpaws.   Against rhp Presley in RF  Tabata or Willingham in LF Carlos Pena at 1b and Pedro Alvarez at 3b.  Lets Go Bucs!

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By: R http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/when-will-pedro-alvarez-be-ready.html#comment-8278 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 15:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=16496#comment-8278 Bring him up.  He is what he is.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/when-will-pedro-alvarez-be-ready.html#comment-8275 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=16496#comment-8275 Steve…..thx for the ‘visual’ update.

I agree with what you’ve said, also. I am tired of Kdro….I want Pedro.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/when-will-pedro-alvarez-be-ready.html#comment-8272 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 21:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=16496#comment-8272 I’d leave Pedro in AAA until his solidifies his stroke and has a run of games where his K-rate falls somewhere between 15% and 20% and he hits the ball hard more often than not.

I got MiLB TV to watch Pedros progress and he seems to be taking pitches to left and left-center more than he had earlier in the season. His swing looks quick and fluid, and he’s not guessing wrong on pitches on the outside corner. This, I believe, is progress. But he has to make this progress a habit.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/when-will-pedro-alvarez-be-ready.html#comment-8271 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 21:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=16496#comment-8271 if the pirates get swept by the cards he will be up going into atlanta, also if he is hitting hr and has a high slugging % than the high k rate can be delt with.

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By: Paul Newmeyer http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/when-will-pedro-alvarez-be-ready.html#comment-8269 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 21:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=16496#comment-8269 How many more days until the Pirates lose the option?  I say bring him up definitely before that time frame, as long as he isn’t hitting below .222 or something like that.   They should see if he is able to rebound before the trading deadline as well.  If he comes up and falls flat on his face they may need to pull the trigger on a big deal.  If he is the Pedro from the end of 2010 they won’t be held at gunpoint to make a big move.   Other clubs know they are desperate for offense and a productive Pedro could weaken their demands from the Bucs. 

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