Comments on: Hurdle Impressed By Alvarez’s Hard Work at Third http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/hurdle-impressed-by-alvarezs-hard-work-at-third.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: st1300b http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/hurdle-impressed-by-alvarezs-hard-work-at-third.html#comment-15298 Sun, 27 May 2012 00:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31998#comment-15298 Power is the last thing to come, and right now he needs to just continue to work at being a complete player day in and day out. His defense and a single and good baserunning instincts won the game yesterday, not a long drive to the warning track.
I’ve been a supporter of patience with players, especially the ones worth having patience for – and Pedro will be an impact player. He may not be Evan Longoria, but he will be a solid impact 3b for this team for the next 6 years at least and I hope they lock him up before that or you and everyone else will be crying about why we couldn’t keep another good player in the ‘burgh.

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By: Randy Linville http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/hurdle-impressed-by-alvarezs-hard-work-at-third.html#comment-15295 Sat, 26 May 2012 20:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31998#comment-15295 This guy is expected to change the course of the franchise. If he turns into Aurelio Rodriguez, that’s not going to do it. We need him to hit for power. So long as he plays passable defense, gets on base at a decent rate and slugs, I’m happy. If his defense is above average that is great. But his offense, has to, has to, has to be there. I’d rather have him be a butcher in the field and still hit than vice versa.

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