Comments on: Alvarez Sidelined with Knee Discomfort http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alvarez-sidelined-with-knee-discomfort.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Duane Sjoberg http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alvarez-sidelined-with-knee-discomfort.html#comment-13548 Sat, 24 Mar 2012 21:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27447#comment-13548  I am not saying this is Pedro’s idea…just that management might see a way to help the young man;s Psyche and their invest,emt

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alvarez-sidelined-with-knee-discomfort.html#comment-13535 Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27447#comment-13535  Brian….I can’t like your comment too much.

Btw, WHEN was Pedro running the bases. He K’s all the time. :)  :)  :)

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alvarez-sidelined-with-knee-discomfort.html#comment-13534 Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27447#comment-13534  I’d rather see Casey there with Hague the Hit Collector at 1b.

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By: Brian Bernard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alvarez-sidelined-with-knee-discomfort.html#comment-13525 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 23:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27447#comment-13525 Hauge has shown that ability, put him at 1b. McGehee has proven the ability to do the same at 3b.
Pedro needs to figure it out. AAA all the way.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alvarez-sidelined-with-knee-discomfort.html#comment-13523 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 23:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27447#comment-13523 1HR/15ABs equates to 28-35 HR over an entire season.  Plugging that into the 6-hole makes a .200 average acceptable if he can play ok defense.

If you think that’s a ridiculous statement, think about the fact that it’s probably just as ridiculous to think that Pedro would hit .125 on the season.  These games don’t matter.  How are his mechanics?  What is he doing right?  What does he have the power to improve upon?  Until someone else shows the ability to hit more than 15 HRs, Pedro will probably be an everyday player.

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By: Kevin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alvarez-sidelined-with-knee-discomfort.html#comment-13520 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 21:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27447#comment-13520 Starling Marte.  Last season that was somewhat true but that was becasue they didn’t have any bats at the AAA level with a high ceiling, it’s no secret that has been one of the organizations weeknesses once the Cutch/Tabata/Alvarez group graduated.  If a player can’t hit the crap out of the ball they better play outstanding defense or be capable at many positions, it’s there only chance of getting playing time at the MLB level.

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By: Kevin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alvarez-sidelined-with-knee-discomfort.html#comment-13519 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 21:31:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27447#comment-13519 And very possibly true.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alvarez-sidelined-with-knee-discomfort.html#comment-13515 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27447#comment-13515 Josh Harrison is a good ballplayer, but like all Pirate AAA players, he is a utility player, I am surprised they don’t have him catching, after all it is not how good they are at one position, it is more important to play all over the field, why play one position and get good at it? Name one position player at the AAA level that is not a utility player?

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alvarez-sidelined-with-knee-discomfort.html#comment-13514 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 19:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27447#comment-13514 kinda snarky

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/alvarez-sidelined-with-knee-discomfort.html#comment-13508 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27447#comment-13508 Excuse #1 for the 2012 season, and he hasn’t even played a game that counts yet.  It’s probably due to his ‘conditioning’ that he did this offseason.  Josh Harrison, starting 3rd baseman.

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