Comments on: Pirates Acquire Yamaico Navarro For Brooks Pounders http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-acquire-yamaico-navarro-for-brooks-pounders.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:25:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-acquire-yamaico-navarro-for-brooks-pounders.html#comment-11202 Fri, 09 Dec 2011 00:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22170#comment-11202 from the little I’ve read on Navarro, he seems like a big league talent with bush league makeup, doesnt stay in shape or run at full speed.  Any signs that he grew up any last year? 

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-acquire-yamaico-navarro-for-brooks-pounders.html#comment-11156 Thu, 08 Dec 2011 14:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22170#comment-11156 When you see Brooks with a fastball up to 93, and a plus change up and curveball, it seems like these are the guys we want to hold on to.  However, this is the exact reason they’ve gone heavy on pitching.  The only way they’ll truly be able to assemble an exemplary pitching staff at the pro level is through smart drafting and the attrition of the athletes thereafter.  This trade is great for a few reasons.  First, we added what seems like a good bat to a high level in the minors, creating more competition in the middle infield, for a pitcher that hasn’t seen action above low-A.  Secondly, and what I take as a great sign that this organization is moving in the right direction, is that because of the drafting focus on pitchers we’ve taken in recent years, Pounders will not be missed.

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-acquire-yamaico-navarro-for-brooks-pounders.html#comment-11154 Thu, 08 Dec 2011 13:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22170#comment-11154 Thanks, Kevin, he’s certainly an upgrade from Brooks. Nice move NH.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-acquire-yamaico-navarro-for-brooks-pounders.html#comment-11152 Thu, 08 Dec 2011 13:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22170#comment-11152 Navarro does still qualify (only has 102 ML at-bats).  Right now we’re discussing his placement, but it seems like he’ll be in the 14-20 range.

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-acquire-yamaico-navarro-for-brooks-pounders.html#comment-11150 Thu, 08 Dec 2011 13:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22170#comment-11150 Tim, does Navarro still qualify as a prospect for your lists, if so where would he rank? I think you could easily make the case that he is a better prospect than Chase or Jordy. This could  end up being the most significant move we made at the meetings. I have wanted Navarro for years as he has come up many times in Boston trade rumors.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-acquire-yamaico-navarro-for-brooks-pounders.html#comment-11148 Thu, 08 Dec 2011 06:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22170#comment-11148 This Navarro guy has intrigueing numbers in the minors. I can see the wisdom of the gamble, especially with the versatility the guy has. I can see that his extra-base hitting ability has some real potential.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-acquire-yamaico-navarro-for-brooks-pounders.html#comment-11145 Thu, 08 Dec 2011 04:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22170#comment-11145 Tim,

  Do you like this trade?  Do you see Navarro helping the pirates this year?

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