Comments on: Pirates Notebook: McDonald Snubbed For Pitcher of the Month Award? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-mcdonald-snubbed-for-pitcher-of-the-month-award.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:06:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-mcdonald-snubbed-for-pitcher-of-the-month-award.html#comment-15610 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 15:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32646#comment-15610 I don’t think where he hits has any bearing on it. I just don’t think he’s a major league hitter. Way too many holes, wayyyyy too inconsistent. He appears to be on of those ‘try too hard’ guys, too.

However, I hope he proves me wrong…BIGTIME>

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-mcdonald-snubbed-for-pitcher-of-the-month-award.html#comment-15604 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 14:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32646#comment-15604 Also, as far as Marte is concerned, I think he needsore time as well. But I also think that if he continues to do as he has since coming off the hand injury for the next month, that it will be his time.

Then if he’s doing well enough, it’ll free more resources to dedicate towards trading up for a better 1B.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-mcdonald-snubbed-for-pitcher-of-the-month-award.html#comment-15601 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 14:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32646#comment-15601 Well, like I alluded to, I think Pedro right now is stuck in what is, at least to this point, an unnatural spot in the lineup for him. I think in the long run, being in the 5 or 6 hole will be more conducive to his success. I think it will give him more pitches to see, and with his power, provide decent protection to those in front of him.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-mcdonald-snubbed-for-pitcher-of-the-month-award.html#comment-15591 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 14:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32646#comment-15591 Kdro has had ONE, count ‘em, ONE ‘streak’ in the last season and two months. It’s looking like it may be an outlier?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-mcdonald-snubbed-for-pitcher-of-the-month-award.html#comment-15590 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 14:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32646#comment-15590 Folks remove bad games from a pitcher, so why not a batter. As for streaky, I’ll call him streaky, too, when he has another hot streak.

Not as sold on Marte yet, as you are. I’m in the camp of “He needs more seasoning”.

Don’t want Encarnacion either unless we can get him real cheap.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-mcdonald-snubbed-for-pitcher-of-the-month-award.html#comment-15586 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 13:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32646#comment-15586 Either way, it would be great to see once Marte is up, Walker dropping down, and if we have a real power threat, Pedro dropping down too.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-mcdonald-snubbed-for-pitcher-of-the-month-award.html#comment-15585 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 13:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32646#comment-15585 *interchangeably Pedro or Walker, or even “the hit collector”

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-mcdonald-snubbed-for-pitcher-of-the-month-award.html#comment-15584 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 13:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32646#comment-15584 What sense does that make to remove a guys hot streak?

If he has three of those this season, he could end up with close to 30 HR. Thats how streaky hitters work. Personally I just think he’s destined to be a solid #5 or great #6 guy. I’ll take the inconsistency from him, as long as he’s not in a high leverage spot, like 4th in the lineup.

There were some hypothetical rumblings about trading for Encarnacion from Toronto, and I think that would be fantastic. Cutch at 3, then Encarnacion, then interchangeably Pedro or

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-mcdonald-snubbed-for-pitcher-of-the-month-award.html#comment-15568 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 01:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32646#comment-15568 Take away Pedro’s hot streak and he is hitting .135. Sheesh….

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By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-mcdonald-snubbed-for-pitcher-of-the-month-award.html#comment-15564 Sun, 03 Jun 2012 23:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32646#comment-15564 Monday 6/11 is an off day so I assume Karstens would start on Tuesday 6/12 if everything goes well this Wednesday

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