Comments on: Starling Marte and Kyle McPherson Are Top Eastern League Prospects http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/starling-marte-and-kyle-mcpherson-top-eastern-league-prospects.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:28:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/starling-marte-and-kyle-mcpherson-top-eastern-league-prospects.html#comment-9458 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 13:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20355#comment-9458 Fair points.  The thing is Gose also walks a good bit and he’s still so young.  I’m confident he would have much better numbers had he been playing at low-A (the equivalent of WV) this past year, which would be in line with the time table Marte took.

They are similar players, but actually have two fairly different comps.  My comp for Marte for the last year has been Angel Pagan, who’s a very good player, even if he doesn’t put up sexy offensive stats.  A good comp for Gose that I’ve seen mentioned elsewhere is Chris Young, just with less power but more defensive value.  Low average, high K’s, but an ability to walk, an ability to hit a HR, and an ability to steal a base (which Gose excels at), all packaged in an solid (elite in Gose’s case) defensive CF.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/starling-marte-and-kyle-mcpherson-top-eastern-league-prospects.html#comment-9447 Wed, 05 Oct 2011 20:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20355#comment-9447 Gose whiffs way too often for my taste. I worry about Marte’s K-rate. Gose had 154 Ks this year. That’s disturbing. Marte, on the other hand, is slowly decreasing his K-rate.

I’d say Marte was the better prospect just because of his superior ability to make contact with the pitches he faces.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/starling-marte-and-kyle-mcpherson-top-eastern-league-prospects.html#comment-9446 Wed, 05 Oct 2011 19:49:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20355#comment-9446 Gose walks more and is faster on the basepaths.  Marte strikes out less and has better contact.  Both have similar power and defensive value.  All those factors considered it seems even, but the kicker is Gose is basically two years younger than Marte.

With that in mind, it makes sense.  Both are great prospects though.  I’m glad we have one of them.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/starling-marte-and-kyle-mcpherson-top-eastern-league-prospects.html#comment-9443 Tue, 04 Oct 2011 23:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20355#comment-9443 I don’t put much stock in these lists, but if you are going to trade some prospects some day, how they rank seems to mean a lot.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/starling-marte-and-kyle-mcpherson-top-eastern-league-prospects.html#comment-9439 Tue, 04 Oct 2011 18:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20355#comment-9439 Gose > Marte? Questionable.

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