Comments on: Pirates Notebook: Not a Good Return For Karstens http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-not-a-good-return-for-karstens.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:17:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-not-a-good-return-for-karstens.html#comment-16522 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34654#comment-16522 Mike: Karstens broke through last year by throwing between 68 mph and 90 mph and making hitters lunge at the ball – last night he was trying to throw it by the batters. I do not remember him shaking off pitches last year either, and I think he was frustrating McKenry. Three LHSP’s at AAA in the Top 13 of the league Rudy Owens 6-2, 2.38 ERA, 4.5/1 K/W Ratio; Jeff Locke 5-4, 3.27 ERA, 4/1 K/W Ratio; Justin Wilson 5-4 3.46 ERA, 2/1 K/W Ratio.
Presley is a fan favorite, but a 1/6.5 W/K Ratio is horrible for a leadoff hitter. He was 1/5 last year but got enough hits to not call attention to that stat. As bad as Tabata has done so far, he is still a much better hitter and fielder than Presley.

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By: Mike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-not-a-good-return-for-karstens.html#comment-16520 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34654#comment-16520 Barajas is day to day. left knee bruise they will rest him for a few days. Karstens was lousy even though the defense was horrid. Rudy Owens would have been a interesting option to start. Pirates weaknesses are SS, Leadoff Man (Presley last year looks flukey, plus he doesnt walk at all to get on base), they need a legit 3 in front of bedard.

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By: Scott Stauffer http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-not-a-good-return-for-karstens.html#comment-16516 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34654#comment-16516 Rushed him back. They had other options. He’s not ready.

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-not-a-good-return-for-karstens.html#comment-16514 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 03:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34654#comment-16514 Lets hope this is not a “crumble back to reality” game like Atlanta last year.
Totally off topic: I was perusing espn’s rumor central and it said the Marlins were internally discussing trading Hanley. What crazy package would it take to net him? I’m sure it’d be absurd. Would Heredia, Marte, Bedard, and …(I’m trying to stay away from GC,JT, and JB) get it started? Would it even be worth it?
Thatd be crazy fun though…Cutch and Hanley…some legit protection for Pedro
Fun to talk about though

Wonder who is gonna take Barajas’ place? Would Dirty get the call?

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