Comments on: Alex Dickerson Could Be the Long Term Answer at First Base http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alex-dickerson-could-be-the-long-term-answer-at-first-base.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 28 May 2014 04:04:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alex-dickerson-could-be-the-long-term-answer-at-first-base.html#comment-13173 Sat, 10 Mar 2012 18:28:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26676#comment-13173 The “shiny new toy” argument doesn’t apply here. Dickerson has legit talent. He’s got more power than Hague. Also, my opinion on Hague has always been the same. I think he can be a starter in the majors, but he’s not a guy who you look to as your long term answer. The addition of Dickerson didn’t change my view on Hague, so it’s not a shiny new toy thing.
I give my opinion on what I think a player can become. No one has to agree. But arguments like “no one can predict six years from now” or “let’s give him a chance and see if he can become more” are usually selective. You never see those lines when people agree with my predictions.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alex-dickerson-could-be-the-long-term-answer-at-first-base.html#comment-13170 Sat, 10 Mar 2012 18:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26676#comment-13170 Back problems don’t just go away, that’s a huge red flag for me.  I also like Matt Hague, he’s certainly earned a chance.  And Tim, looking out 6 years in the future isn’t something anyone can do.  Remember your article on prospects being shiny new toys?  Nothing shinier than someone in A ball…

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alex-dickerson-could-be-the-long-term-answer-at-first-base.html#comment-13155 Sat, 10 Mar 2012 14:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26676#comment-13155  As Hurdle says “All he does is find grass”. I have been a Matt Hague fan for years.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alex-dickerson-could-be-the-long-term-answer-at-first-base.html#comment-13153 Sat, 10 Mar 2012 11:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26676#comment-13153 Two reasons why Hague is not seen as the answer are the lack of 1B power and the number of errors at AAA (15, .987 %age).  Dickerson is green and we are trying to convert him to 1B as we did with Jeff Clement last year.  Matt Curry was a .997 at Lo A and .994 at AA.  His bat was in shock after the two classification promotion, but he did not allow that to affect his contribution to the team as a 1B.  50+ EBH between Lo A and AA and 73 RBI’s, with a solid glove at 1B, is enough for me to see this kid as the best prospect we have in the system for 1B in 2012/2013.  16th Rounder keeping pace with Harper and Brentz at Lo A last year was nice stuff.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alex-dickerson-could-be-the-long-term-answer-at-first-base.html#comment-13151 Sat, 10 Mar 2012 05:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26676#comment-13151 I don’t even understand why people think Hague hasn’t gotten a chance. He has stepped through the minors one level per season and played his first time at AAA last year.  If he keeps hitting and shows he can hit for a little more power than he has he will get his chance.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alex-dickerson-could-be-the-long-term-answer-at-first-base.html#comment-13150 Sat, 10 Mar 2012 04:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26676#comment-13150  lol, yeah….consistently unimpressive.

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By: szielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alex-dickerson-could-be-the-long-term-answer-at-first-base.html#comment-13149 Sat, 10 Mar 2012 04:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26676#comment-13149 Dickerson seems to have become an afterthought from the 2011 Draft class. But, before his back problems, Dickerson was rated as a late first round pick in a deep and strong draft class. He’s the kind of player that could turn into a draft steal — he only needs to hit.

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By: James Vargo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alex-dickerson-could-be-the-long-term-answer-at-first-base.html#comment-13148 Sat, 10 Mar 2012 03:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26676#comment-13148 Reminds me of when Bautista and Ty Wigginton played 3rd for the Pirates. Neither were adequate enough, according to the scouts and Littlefield, but the Stats showed plenty of potential. Yet they were so enamored to bring Joe Randa back. 

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alex-dickerson-could-be-the-long-term-answer-at-first-base.html#comment-13147 Sat, 10 Mar 2012 02:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26676#comment-13147 They’re not really comparable. Presley was a guy who looked like A-ball depth in 2009. He didn’t look like he would make it beyond AA, and would be released in 2010. Then he did a complete 180 and became a prospect.

Presley also provides defense in the outfield, and speed on the bases.
If Hague could put up his AAA numbers in the majors, he’d be a strong starter. But that’s a big if.

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alex-dickerson-could-be-the-long-term-answer-at-first-base.html#comment-13146 Sat, 10 Mar 2012 02:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26676#comment-13146 Hague reminds me a lot of Alex Presley.  Kind of came out of nowhere, and nobody expects him to keep it up – but he just keeps hitting.  Hope he gets a shot at some point this season, just so we can finally see what we have.

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