Comments on: Prospect Watch: Dominant Start For Taillon, Hanson Extends Streak http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/prospect-watch-dominant-start-for-taillon-hanson-extends-streak.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:59:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/prospect-watch-dominant-start-for-taillon-hanson-extends-streak.html#comment-14439 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 21:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=29213#comment-14439 I don’t.

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By: Robert A Bishop http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/prospect-watch-dominant-start-for-taillon-hanson-extends-streak.html#comment-14438 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 21:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=29213#comment-14438 Tim: Why would you consider Alderson’s fastball “plus?” 

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/prospect-watch-dominant-start-for-taillon-hanson-extends-streak.html#comment-14432 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=29213#comment-14432 Hah. Yeah, curve. Typed slider so many times…

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/prospect-watch-dominant-start-for-taillon-hanson-extends-streak.html#comment-14431 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=29213#comment-14431  Wait,

“….His fastball and slider are plus pitches. His change isn’t near that yet.”

Did you mean curve?

I’m pleased with that though, there’s no reason to be focusing on pitches that he’ll be throwing less than 10% of the time in the majors.  The two-seam will be an easy pitch for him to work on at the major league level, so will the slider I think, if he even chooses to throw it.  The two-seam isn’t naturally going to be a difficult pitch to throw for someone that already has a 4-seam down, it’s not a cutter or anything.  I see a cutter serving the purpose of running the ball in on batters for guys with an average to below average fastballs.  Otherwise, I don’t see the additional strain on the arm worthwhile.

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By: szielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/prospect-watch-dominant-start-for-taillon-hanson-extends-streak.html#comment-14428 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=29213#comment-14428 Carvajal hit into a triple play last night. It looked like the Power would score ten runs before the River Dogs got one. But…

Garcia whiffs a lot.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/prospect-watch-dominant-start-for-taillon-hanson-extends-streak.html#comment-14426 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=29213#comment-14426 It’s a small sample size for Santos, but he is an interesting guy to watch. Only 23 at-bats so far. Lambo’s injury definitely opens the door for more playing time.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/prospect-watch-dominant-start-for-taillon-hanson-extends-streak.html#comment-14425 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=29213#comment-14425 He throws a fastball, curve, and change. He used to throw a two-seam fastball and a slider, but he is only focusing on the three pitches right now.

A lot of people call his curve a slider. That’s because it has such a sharp break that it can easily be confused with a slider. But it’s a curveball. That’s what he calls it, and that’s what every scout I’ve spoken to calls it.

He’s still working on the changeup. His fastball and slider are plus pitches. His change isn’t near that yet.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/prospect-watch-dominant-start-for-taillon-hanson-extends-streak.html#comment-14424 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=29213#comment-14424 I think he’s more outfield depth. This is his fifth year in Triple-A, so I’d take his numbers with a grain of salt.

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By: Thom Kay http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/prospect-watch-dominant-start-for-taillon-hanson-extends-streak.html#comment-14423 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=29213#comment-14423 Free Brandon Boggs?

If our offense continues to struggle, any chance we could soon bring up the switch hitter who is absolutely crushing it in AAA?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/prospect-watch-dominant-start-for-taillon-hanson-extends-streak.html#comment-14420 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=29213#comment-14420 I love the way Santos is hitting. That jump to AA didn’t bother him a bit, seemingly. If I’m Andrew Lambo, I might start looking towards my ‘life’s work’ as AS doesn’t look like he’s giving up RF anytime soon.

Speaking of life’s work, Stevenson looks more and more like a dud. Oh well….they can’t all be draft gems.

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