Comments on: Where Are the Hitting Prospects? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/where-are-the-hitting-prospects-2.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:15:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Alicia Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/where-are-the-hitting-prospects-2.html#comment-11495 Sun, 01 Jan 2012 16:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22783#comment-11495 Brian, thank you.  I always hate when it’s either on websites like this, or sports radio when people call in just to comment that they agree entirely with the host or a previous caller.  However, I agree 110% with you comment. 

I also dislike when people use percentages greater than 100%, that’s how much I agree with you.  I feel like you picked this out of my own brain.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/where-are-the-hitting-prospects-2.html#comment-11494 Sat, 31 Dec 2011 21:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22783#comment-11494 Brian,I couldn’t agree more regarding Pedro. For what its worth,I think lack of patience is one of the biggest faults of many Major League Orginizations,and I hope the Pirates don’t give up on this guy too soon. I saw him hit for almost a half a season,and whne he squared it up,it sounded much different than most of the players I have seen over the years !

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/where-are-the-hitting-prospects-2.html#comment-11493 Sat, 31 Dec 2011 21:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22783#comment-11493 piratemike has the correct thoughts on trading prospects.There are a couple rules of thumb for drafting :you need 4 good drafts for every bad previous drafts,and you also need 4 pitching prospects to get one successful Major League pitcher. Read his comments and then do the math.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/where-are-the-hitting-prospects-2.html#comment-11492 Sat, 31 Dec 2011 16:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22783#comment-11492 Everybody wants to win now. This team is not good enough to win the division even if you added Fielder.

There is a question mark at almost every position Trading our best prospects will ruin everything they have done for 4yrs

I repeat until the minors are stocked with quality prospects from top to bottom this team will struggle. Why take 1 step forward and 2 back.

 

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/where-are-the-hitting-prospects-2.html#comment-11491 Sat, 31 Dec 2011 11:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22783#comment-11491 i think the biggest problem is that the FO may be trying to load up the MLB roster completely internally, which is an extremely rare occurance.  i only worry that NH holds onto some of the prospects too long and if they struggle in the upper levels their trade value plummets.

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/where-are-the-hitting-prospects-2.html#comment-11490 Sat, 31 Dec 2011 11:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22783#comment-11490 im not a fan of Trumbo either, but a nearly 30HR season in the bigs while Hague barely even got added to our 40 man roster shows that Trumbo has more value

but I agree for the most part

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By: Brian Bernard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/where-are-the-hitting-prospects-2.html#comment-11489 Sat, 31 Dec 2011 04:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22783#comment-11489 The progress and development of Pedro in my mind truly is one of the keys to the success of this team overall – beyond Cutch or anyone else on this team – his position and potential are typical of the leader of championship teams. 
Rodriguez, Youklis, Evan, Freese 
Of course it doesn’t have to be 3rd base, but it’s one of those corner spots that are crucial contributors to a winner.
I’m not concerned though. I know a lot of people are – and many for the stupidest reasons I’ve ever heard – like weight or bad attitude – none of which have anything to do with his struggles or his ability to overcome them. I can name 10 players off the top of my head who were either fat or had bad attitudes and all were great players. The only thing Pedro needs is AB’s at the MLB level. Stick him in the lineup for 162 games and let him grow. He’ll be fine – because he’s got it – he’s just so young his head is all wrong. He’ll be fine and the Bucs will be the beneficiary when it all starts to click. I for one will enjoy watching it happen – That, as much as anything is one of the beauties of baseball. If you want instant production go watch a football game or some teenie bopper just use their athleticism to be great at their sport. Baseball is as much mental as it is physical – so many seem to discount that, but it’s true. 

It’s such a great game, and patience may be it’s greatest virtue. 

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/where-are-the-hitting-prospects-2.html#comment-11488 Sat, 31 Dec 2011 03:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22783#comment-11488 Pedro is the biggest problem they have right now. He is really tying up 2 long term positions at once. If hes the superstar they hope at the plate great. Even better if he can stay at 3b. But the fact that they all think he will end up at 1b kind of hurts them in trading for a long term solution at 1b. They might actually be better off looking for a long term 3b guy and forcing him to 1b, Faux hawk and all this kid is a real conundrum

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/where-are-the-hitting-prospects-2.html#comment-11487 Sat, 31 Dec 2011 03:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22783#comment-11487  The only thing wrong with the system is that is has only been in business for 4yrs..

It takes ten years to fully load the system from the draft and other means

This is not the time to be trading off prospects when the system is trying to get up and running. It is like a farmer eating his seeds instead of planting them.

This team will start being competitive when there are waves of players every year from the farm instead of waiting on a player in low A and yes that means a few more years of losing but that is not this FO fault ,it is the fault of the people who ran this franchise into the ground.for 15 yrs.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/where-are-the-hitting-prospects-2.html#comment-11486 Sat, 31 Dec 2011 02:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22783#comment-11486 Tim, what would Anthony Rizzo’s trade value be?

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