Comments on: Karstens Sharp in Bucs 8-6 Loss to Toronto http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/karstens-sharp-in-bucs-8-6-loss-to-toronto.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: pirateswillwinin2012 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/karstens-sharp-in-bucs-8-6-loss-to-toronto.html#comment-13105 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26593#comment-13105 He will be in Pittsburgh if he destroy AAA pitching and Presley struggles. Mark it down haha

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By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/karstens-sharp-in-bucs-8-6-loss-to-toronto.html#comment-13093 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26593#comment-13093 NH said that Marte needs a full year in AAA, but to me that seemed like he was taking the pressure off of him so that media don’t clamor for a quick call up.

I’ve contended all along that he’ll be in July, if he’s hitting well with moderate power/great speed.

I like Presley a lot, but he’s not going to hold back Marte.  Even if all 3 starters are healthy, if Marte is hitting he will be up here any time after July 1.

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By: tconst http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/karstens-sharp-in-bucs-8-6-loss-to-toronto.html#comment-13085 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 02:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26593#comment-13085 I agree. If the Pirates have a hope to contend in the division this year, Karstens will need to have a great year.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/karstens-sharp-in-bucs-8-6-loss-to-toronto.html#comment-13083 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26593#comment-13083 Not much mentioned about the rather large Mr. Diaz, but he did a great job of cleaning up Lincoln’s mess. Karstens and Grilli were the only two pitchers that I thought looked good today. Drabek looked like batting practice, but in fairness to him, the Pirates did have their starting lineup in with the exception of the catcher and 2nd basemen, but Harrison did have two doubles playing 2nd today . McHenry did not look good at all catching today.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/karstens-sharp-in-bucs-8-6-loss-to-toronto.html#comment-13082 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26593#comment-13082 Marte’s home run and Alvarez’s shot up the middle where the loudest cracks of the bat I heard all day, even  Alvarez’s home run did not have the sound of that shot up the middle.
Marte is terrific, but I would be shocked if he sees Pittsburgh this year, they would need a couple of long term injuries for that to happen.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/karstens-sharp-in-bucs-8-6-loss-to-toronto.html#comment-13081 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 23:49:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26593#comment-13081 Good news with Karstens, very encouraging.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/karstens-sharp-in-bucs-8-6-loss-to-toronto.html#comment-13079 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 23:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26593#comment-13079 I definitely don’t want him to come up and be the 4th outfielder.  I’m interested to see how he works out in AAA this year.  If he has a really nice start and one of the guys in the outfield goes down with a 60-day DL type of injury, I think you have to see that as an ideal situation to bring him up.

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/karstens-sharp-in-bucs-8-6-loss-to-toronto.html#comment-13074 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 22:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26593#comment-13074 I would think he is still up for september.  If the outfield stays healthy, mclouth can fill in nicely if needed, plus Jones could spot start as well. 

If an injury happens, i think McLouth moves into the lineup and someone like Boggs gets the call while Marte plays every day in AAA.  UNLESS, marte is batting like .350 or something and forces NH’s hand.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/karstens-sharp-in-bucs-8-6-loss-to-toronto.html#comment-13073 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 22:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26593#comment-13073 Considering the way Marte has played so far in Spring Training, at which point does he start to become an option in the short term?

Coming into the year, he seemed like a consensus September call-up, but could he be in Pittsburgh in May or June?  Or I guess, rather, should he?

Everyday he continues to hit, it seems more difficult to exclude him from the talks about what’s happening with the team right now.

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