Comments on: Gerrit Cole to the AFL http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/gerrit-cole-to-the-afl.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 03:17:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/gerrit-cole-to-the-afl.html#comment-9390 Sat, 24 Sep 2011 20:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20072#comment-9390 As I mentioned in the “Pirates Hitter and Pitcher of the Year” article, the Pirates are tough to figure out with placements, especially this far in advance.

Conventional wisdom holds Cole to start 2012 in A+ and get a jump around June to AA.  If Cole is as advanced as perceived and shows them enough in ST, it’s possible he goes straight to AA.

Remember, college D-1 is generally assumed to be the skill level of Low A, so AA is a big deal out of the gate.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/gerrit-cole-to-the-afl.html#comment-9386 Sat, 24 Sep 2011 05:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20072#comment-9386 If he has success out west, do you think he goes straight to AA in 2012?

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/gerrit-cole-to-the-afl.html#comment-9378 Wed, 21 Sep 2011 22:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20072#comment-9378 Included in Bauer’s innings were 5 as a starter in the AA title game, a game in which he pitched well. I’m not sure, but don’t think he had overwhelming success otherwise. Still, pretty impressive. It’ll be interesting if Cole and Bauer stay injury free to note the comparables on their careers.

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