Comments on: International Hitting Prospects Starting to Emerge http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/international-hitting-prospects-starting-to-emerge.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 02:41:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: wtmiller http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/international-hitting-prospects-starting-to-emerge.html#comment-13143 Sat, 10 Mar 2012 00:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26615#comment-13143 My guesses for where guys will open:

Osuna, Hanson, Garcia and Polanco — West Virginia or State College.

Carvajal, Barrios — State College

Fortunato — State College or GCL

Urena, Herrera — GCL

Escobar, Ramirez — GCL or DSL (Being in camp doesn’t automatically mean they’ll be in the GCL, although it probably does.)

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By: AlvarezRiverBall http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/international-hitting-prospects-starting-to-emerge.html#comment-13113 Fri, 09 Mar 2012 04:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26615#comment-13113 The video you have of the players taking infield practice shows Allen Hanson having superior fielding mechanics compared to the others who seemed quite raw.  It’s understandable why he would be above the mentioned players and why the discussed coach would mention Hanson.

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By: Kevin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/international-hitting-prospects-starting-to-emerge.html#comment-13111 Fri, 09 Mar 2012 01:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26615#comment-13111 Thanks Kevin

They are already in the top 3 in my opinion.  It will be difficult for McPherson to raise his profile given he’s already 24 and he’s shown quality stuff with excellent results.

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By: Corey Kane http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/international-hitting-prospects-starting-to-emerge.html#comment-13110 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26615#comment-13110 Oh and out of these guys, who will probably see time at State College this season?  

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By: Corey Kane http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/international-hitting-prospects-starting-to-emerge.html#comment-13109 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26615#comment-13109 Great article Tim!  I have heard of some of the international signings but did not know much about their skill level.  I have been following Marte the last few years, got to see him play in Altoona last year as I live about 35 minutes from there, and I can’t wait to see him debut in the Burgh.

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By: pirateswillwinin2012 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/international-hitting-prospects-starting-to-emerge.html#comment-13103 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26615#comment-13103  I think its just a front office and a GM that recognize this is the best way to spend money and rebuild a system and organization. McClatchy and Littlefield put no emphasis at all on this area.

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By: michael http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/international-hitting-prospects-starting-to-emerge.html#comment-13100 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26615#comment-13100 is this a case where the Bucs had some good latin scouts already in place, but finally got the money needed to make some quality signings ?

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By: ElGaupo77 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/international-hitting-prospects-starting-to-emerge.html#comment-13098 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26615#comment-13098 I’m liking the Latin SS, high ceiling US pitcher approach.  Latin pitchers bust so often and the domestic SS’s can’t stay on the position.

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By: duckwoes http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/international-hitting-prospects-starting-to-emerge.html#comment-13097 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26615#comment-13097 I am pleasantly surprised that both Escobar and Ramirez will be in the GCL this year.  I’m anxious to see how they perform as 17-year-olds 

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/international-hitting-prospects-starting-to-emerge.html#comment-13096 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 13:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26615#comment-13096 Is there a ranking of GCL VSL systems?

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