Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Rule 5 Eligible Players http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/pittsburgh-pirates-2011-rule-5-eligible-players.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 22 May 2014 13:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/pittsburgh-pirates-2011-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-9330 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 02:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19888#comment-9330 Ha! Ross heard me and hits an opposite field HR like he is Albert Pujols.  Let’s see if he can m,ake it through the 5th and get a win.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/pittsburgh-pirates-2011-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-9329 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 02:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19888#comment-9329 A big key in protecting a guy or not is how likely is he to be able to be kept on a 25 man roster and be of at least some use. Pitchers are easier to protect than hitters. Lattimore I would say will not be protected as he would get abused in the majors at this point of his career.  That goes few a few other hitters also.  As I type this I am thinking of what a worthless piece of garbage Ross Ohlendorf is right now.

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/pittsburgh-pirates-2011-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-9316 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 21:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19888#comment-9316 pirates may be doing something at 1B next season.  maybe they go after someone via trade.  maybe they keep Lee.  either way, theres a very very good chance that Hague is still with the pirates organization after the rule5

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/pittsburgh-pirates-2011-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-9315 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 21:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19888#comment-9315 heres the problem making some trades with “these guys”:  the other team would have to put them on their 40man roster too.  as well as Hague has played over his career, and hes improved nicely, most organizations already have better prospects at 1B that they have to protect.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/pittsburgh-pirates-2011-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-9314 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 20:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19888#comment-9314 Good to hear. I was worried about the Pirates possibly losing him.

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By: gonfalon http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/pittsburgh-pirates-2011-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-9313 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 19:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19888#comment-9313 thanks for the writeup, Tim!

once upon a time, I had hoped Donnie Veal might contribute to the Pirates, but given his recent injury history and age that seems unlikely.  do you think the Pirates will try to re-sign him (or should they)?

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/pittsburgh-pirates-2011-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-9312 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 18:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19888#comment-9312 start drawing more walks, start hitting for more power, or improve his defense.

This is my problem, the Pirates have a bunch of players on the MLB roster that have to accomplish the same goals but can’t hit 300 in the process. No guarantee that Hague would hit 300, but no guarantees that he won’t get more walks, play better “D” or hit for more power in the majors either.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/pittsburgh-pirates-2011-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-9311 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 17:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19888#comment-9311 Hague doesn’t get much love because he’s 26, he’s limited to 1B, and even his better-than-usual 2011 only translates to a .700-ish OPS in the majors.

To carve out a substantial ML role, he needs to start drawing more walks, start hitting for more power, or improve his defense to the point that he’s a plausible option at 3B or in an OF corner.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/pittsburgh-pirates-2011-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-9308 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19888#comment-9308 Still can’t figure out why the no love for Hague in this organization, would be shocked if he is left off the 40 man, but then again the Pirates are in the shock business.
It is too bad they can’t make some trades with some of these guys to at least get something for them.

Tim, how many guys from the list do you think the Pirates will lose?

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/pittsburgh-pirates-2011-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-9307 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19888#comment-9307 Had his birthday wrong in my spreadsheet.

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