Comments on: Jose Tabata Activated, Pedro Alvarez Optioned http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/jose-tabata-activated-pedro-alvarez-optioned.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:05:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/jose-tabata-activated-pedro-alvarez-optioned.html#comment-8844 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18345#comment-8844 i think its alot more simple that that:  pitchers have learned how to pitch to Pedro.  Pedro has not adjusted to them.

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By: Jimmy Cali http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/jose-tabata-activated-pedro-alvarez-optioned.html#comment-8843 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 19:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18345#comment-8843 Agree with Nate, Pedro definitely needs to play winter ball this year.

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By: Mike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/jose-tabata-activated-pedro-alvarez-optioned.html#comment-8842 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 19:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18345#comment-8842 Pedro is too far back in the box which means he cant cover the outside heat , he doesnt look for it anyways. He’s looking hanging junk all the time basically, and when he gets junk its normally away from him which in turn he’s not picking it up and creating mass amounts of a/c. 

So first step in pedros batting box approach crowd the plate – which takes away the outside corner.
Second Step – Starting pitchers have thrown Pedro 92 to 95 on the corner all year in the first 1 or 2 pitches in the count once pedro crowds the box have him swinging on the first pitch he has enough power to go all fields.
Third Step- Pedro must be put on a training program immediately after the season ends avoid any ballooning up in weight during to the offseason which will make him sluggish reaction wise at the plate in the field.
Fourth Step- Arizona Fall League Pedro, Winter Ball in mexico or dominican Pedro. This will keep him fresh and in shape and seeing a lot of junk pitches to where he can recognize those more then he has done in the bigs.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/jose-tabata-activated-pedro-alvarez-optioned.html#comment-8841 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 19:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18345#comment-8841 It simply in Pedro’s best interest to stay at AAA until he figures things out and gets his confidence back. He really needs to go down with a “work list” that include pitch recognition and situational hitting. His defensive footwork could use some serious work too. I still have confidence that he’ll be productive major leaguer at some point, but he is a work in progress.

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/jose-tabata-activated-pedro-alvarez-optioned.html#comment-8840 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 19:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18345#comment-8840 It was obvious from Pedro’s first at-bat this year that something was off.  His swing looks different than last year and he has little to no pitch recognition, nor does he seem to understand what pitchers are doing to him almost every at-bat.  He has a long way to go and should spend the rest of this year in AAA, plus play winter ball to be ready for next year.  

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