Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Top Prospects: #7 – Tony Sanchez Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:50:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: michael Fri, 16 Dec 2011 04:38:00 +0000 Tim;  ” The biggest disappointment in 2011 for the Pirates was the season that Tony Sanchez had at the plate.”
   I’m guessing you mean in the minors…..  Pedro was a much bigger disappointment.    Looking forward to both guys having monster seasons in ’12 !!

By: Blaine T. Spellman Fri, 16 Dec 2011 03:31:00 +0000 Do you consider pop times of 1.9 seconds being major league average (that is my understanding)?  I wonder if you factor in the inaccuracy of the arm with the slightly above average pop times and merely say the base stealing defense is simply average?  So the blocking is above average, the arm is average, and the bat and game calling are questionable.  That does not sound like Yodier Molina (elite defense-solid bat).  Sounds more like a second tier starter or perhaps a backup.  Hope he picks up the offense in ’12 like he did before the injury.  Hope he figures out how to become the catcher of the future.  A lot is riding on this kid.

By: Anonymous Fri, 16 Dec 2011 02:14:00 +0000 I think the Jays are going to go with Sergio Santos @ closer next season, so I don’t think they’ll be in on the Hammer.  Besides, dealing with Alex Atholpoulos is like dealing w/ Rays GM Andrew Friedman: you’re bound to overpay!

With Grossman rehabbing from his hamate bone surgery, and Owens’ value taking a dip from his poor 2011 showing, I would hang on to these guys to see if they can bounce back next season.

By: Nate Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:29:00 +0000 I really like Sanchez and hope he pans out for the Bucs, but I’d still be trying to pry a young catcher away from the Yanks, Blue Jays, or the Reds. 
We don’t really have much to offer the Yanks.  
Jays need a closer and an infielder (Hanny and D’Arnaud) and have Arrencibia & D’Arnaud at catcher. 
And the Reds likely won’t deal in division, even though they need bullpen help as well.  Would Hanny, Owens, and Grossman be enough to net Grandal and Yonder? Or would that be an overpay?
meeehhhh…I’m bored and rambling.