Comments on: Pirates to Take a Hitter in the Draft? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/pirates-to-take-a-hitter-in-the-draft.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 29 May 2014 20:19:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Alicia Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/pirates-to-take-a-hitter-in-the-draft.html#comment-15354 Tue, 29 May 2012 00:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32160#comment-15354 How much different would this team look if we had him now…

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/pirates-to-take-a-hitter-in-the-draft.html#comment-15347 Mon, 28 May 2012 23:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32160#comment-15347 I remember the year that a top catcher fell to us at #4. Then we took Moskos.

Hoping Zunino falls to us AND we take him.

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By: Murray Passarieu http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/pirates-to-take-a-hitter-in-the-draft.html#comment-15341 Mon, 28 May 2012 17:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32160#comment-15341 I would think he stays a catcher. I’ve watched his whole college career and have never seen him play anywhere else. He calls his own pitches which is really rare in college. He’s a good defensive catcher with some serious pop in his bat. Also, he’s a great leader. I really don’t see him falling to the Bucs, but if he does, they need to take him.

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By: Alicia Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/pirates-to-take-a-hitter-in-the-draft.html#comment-15340 Mon, 28 May 2012 17:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32160#comment-15340 This is something I’m not really up on, but given his offensive stats, might it be the defense that’s keeping Zunino from being a top-5 guy? He catches now right? It wouldn’t be surprising that his stock would fall if GM’s are looking at him as more of a corner outfielder or first base type.

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By: Murray Passarieu http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/pirates-to-take-a-hitter-in-the-draft.html#comment-15339 Mon, 28 May 2012 16:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32160#comment-15339 Not really that surprising, Tim. I’m a huge Florida Gators fan and Zunino is good but he has struggled against SEC pitching this year. Could be an anomaly, but his good numbers have been mostly put up against non-conference teams. That said, I would LOVE if he fell to us. I doubt it though because he’s good defensively and has a great attitude.

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