Comments on: Deven Marrero Has a Strong Second Half, But Is It Enough? Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:55:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Douglas Alexander Tue, 29 May 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Marrero being a higher reward player is what I disagree with. What is his ceiling? A SS with a weak bat? He would have to make huge strides just to be that. That is the best you could hope for.

On the other hand, take somebody like Shaffer. What is his upside? A corner INF with 30+ HR ability.

Or Giolito. A potential top of the rotation starter if he is healthy.

Or Gallo. A premium power hitter anchoring the middle of a line-up.

I’m no saying any of those guy will come close to being those things, but my point is there upside is tremendously higher than Marrero’s.