Comments on: Zack Von Rosenberg vs Colton Cain http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/zack-von-rosenberg-vs-colton-cain.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:15:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/zack-von-rosenberg-vs-colton-cain.html#comment-8583 Fri, 05 Aug 2011 13:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17500#comment-8583 Personally, I like the option of having both. I don’t prefer a ‘safe’ pick over a projectable. Neither could fulfill their potential or both might. The more pitchers you have from both sides the better chance you have of getting a ‘good one’ or two.

Also, don’t underrate pitchers with good command. Look at Karstens (and there have been others).

As a Bucco fan, I am hoping ZVR adds a coupla fb ‘ticks’ (or fleas or whatever :) ) and Cain is Maholmesque (or hopefully better).

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By: VincentR http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/zack-von-rosenberg-vs-colton-cain.html#comment-8564 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 17:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17500#comment-8564 I will always take a “safe” lefty over a “projectable” righty. I have no data to back this up, but I am willing to bet a relatively high percentage “safe” lefties went on to have real value.

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By: jonathan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/zack-von-rosenberg-vs-colton-cain.html#comment-8562 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 17:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17500#comment-8562 its way too early to be talking about these as bullpen guys are disappointments… give them time to become what they are going to become, they aren’t even built up to full starting pitcher loads yet

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/zack-von-rosenberg-vs-colton-cain.html#comment-8561 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17500#comment-8561 I saw ZVR last year at State College last year and came away impressed with his ability to command and locate his pitches.  Though he has struggled mightily much of the year, I am a believer in his projectabilty.  I think he can be a solid middle-of- the rotation guy, provided he can add velocity,  I like Cain’s bulldog mentality but I too see him more in a bullpen role 

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/zack-von-rosenberg-vs-colton-cain.html#comment-8560 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17500#comment-8560 Cain has a shot at the pros. ZVR is another big diappointment in a year of disappointing Pirate prospects,

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By: ScottT http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/zack-von-rosenberg-vs-colton-cain.html#comment-8558 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 13:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17500#comment-8558 As much as 8th inning guys are valuable to a team, I would hate the think we spent $1.15m in the draft on an 8th inning guy. Let’s hope both pitchers continue to develop and we can all say this $2m was well spent.

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By: John Franco http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/zack-von-rosenberg-vs-colton-cain.html#comment-8556 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 13:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17500#comment-8556 How is ZVR’s secondary stuff? Unless he has a ton of deception, he’s probably going to need to jump 2 ticks in velocity in order to be a mid-rotation guy (91-93 probably won’t cut it). Cain seems like he has enough potential in his curveball that he could at least be an 8th inning guy if he doesn’t make it as a 3 or 4 starter.

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