Comments on: When Is The Best Time To Grade A Draft? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/when-is-the-best-time-to-grade-a-draft.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:14:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/when-is-the-best-time-to-grade-a-draft.html#comment-11871 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 03:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23483#comment-11871 Oh God……….here we go with the HOFers who ‘blew up their first couple of years’ comparison.

many, many, many, many, many, many more have sucked it up their first coupla years and gone on to oblivion.

If you think Kdro is gonna be a HOFer, God Bless you. I don’t….he might be a HOF bust, but that’s about it.

whoopsies???

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/when-is-the-best-time-to-grade-a-draft.html#comment-11870 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 03:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23483#comment-11870 I have absolutely NO idea what you’re driving at. What does the difference btwn a broken bone/cracked bone have to do with what I wrote?
If he had a broken/cracked jaw (for the 3rd time!), he would NOT have put on 10 pounds of muscle! He would’ve lost weight, as he did before.

Btw, ‘champ’, it is ‘your’ (possessive) not ‘youre’ (You are contraction). Don’t know much about English, do ya champ? :)

And who is ‘Spider Silva’?

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/when-is-the-best-time-to-grade-a-draft.html#comment-11867 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 03:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23483#comment-11867 obviously you dont know much about broken bones, do ya champ?  a cracked bone is a broken bone too.  plus remember that a 90mph fastball can do alot of damage compared to a fist thats not attached to a professional fighter.

then again, if Spider Silva was the one that clocked Sanchez, then youre observation would be correct.

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/when-is-the-best-time-to-grade-a-draft.html#comment-11866 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 03:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23483#comment-11866 even HOFers fail early in their careers.  Look at Mike Schmidt’s first season.  Roy Halladay.  Many, many more have sucked it up so badly that the brilliant fans labeled them as busts too.

whoopsie.

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/when-is-the-best-time-to-grade-a-draft.html#comment-11865 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 02:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23483#comment-11865 yep, I referenced the timeline in a post above.  the average players spends about 5 plus years in the minors before he “sticks”, and thats only the ones who actually stay up.  vast majority dont.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/when-is-the-best-time-to-grade-a-draft.html#comment-11844 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:31:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23483#comment-11844 Actually, I DON’T doubt his commitment (and other players have stated that as well). However, as you mention, his strike zone judgment combined with the holes in his swing are way below average.

He gives flailing new meaning.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/when-is-the-best-time-to-grade-a-draft.html#comment-11841 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23483#comment-11841 No one doubts Alvarez’s power, he has it.  His judgement and commitment though are suspect.  He is supposed to be in ‘excellent’ shape this off season.  If he is, great, and if it helps, better.  But why the wait?  He seems like he’s content to be average.  We need guys who burn to be great, like McCutchen seems to be.  It all goes back to me with the ‘confusion’ when he first signed.  That one incident seems to tell a lot, he’s just in it for the cash he can scoop here until he leaves.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/when-is-the-best-time-to-grade-a-draft.html#comment-11840 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23483#comment-11840 very suspect……..it is said he got it 2-3 mths PRIOR to mini-camp. I highly doubt that a) it would’ve fully healed by then and b) they would’ve let him on the field. Plus, he would’ve lost weight again on that liquid diet.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/when-is-the-best-time-to-grade-a-draft.html#comment-11839 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23483#comment-11839 John…….I may have been unrealistic at the time, but when Pedro was drafted, I envisioned a .280-.300, 25-40 masher, not unlike Aramis and maybe better. I got this from all the articles I read and then Manny S reinforced it with his ‘Stargell’ comment.

Boy, was I fooled when he started striking out like crazy in the minors. I am now firmly entrenched in the ‘bust’ camp and will believe it when I see it. I compared him to Russell Branyan EARLY last year and will be ecstatic now if we even see that! I was not fooled when he bombed out last year, altho, I definitely didn’t expect that epic of a fail.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/when-is-the-best-time-to-grade-a-draft.html#comment-11837 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:28:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23483#comment-11837 I do agree with TIm in that it IS hard to get excited about them until they hit Altoona.

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