Comments on: Daily Prospect Profile: Ramon Cabrera http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/daily-prospect-profile-ramon-cabrera.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:17:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/daily-prospect-profile-ramon-cabrera.html#comment-8497 Mon, 01 Aug 2011 16:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17329#comment-8497 You hear it a lot for position players, and I don’t really buy in to it, mostly because baseball isn’t really a contact sport.  However, that’s a bit different at catcher.  It can be a contact sport at catcher, which is the disadvantage Cabrera has.

I think the size argument mostly revolves around strength and durability.  The idea is that if a player is bigger, both in height and weight, he’s going to be stronger and more durable.  Of course this theory has exceptions.  Tim Lincecum, as an example, is a guy who is 5′ 11″, 165, but obviously hasn’t broken down due to his high velocity.  Like I said, I only really care about catchers with this debate.  A shorter guy like Alex Presley is fine by me.  If you can hit, I don’t care how tall you are.

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By: John Fluharty http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/daily-prospect-profile-ramon-cabrera.html#comment-8495 Mon, 01 Aug 2011 16:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17329#comment-8495 Tim, why does his size limit his durability?  What is that judgement based on?  I have heard this for pitchers as well as chatchers but I really don’t understand it. 

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/daily-prospect-profile-ramon-cabrera.html#comment-8491 Mon, 01 Aug 2011 13:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17329#comment-8491 Smoky Burgess with an arm.

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