Comments on: Pirates Notebook: Tabata Getting Closer to Being Demoted http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-tabata-getting-closer-to-being-demoted.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-tabata-getting-closer-to-being-demoted.html#comment-16709 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 03:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35007#comment-16709 LOL, you seem awfully upset that the stats don’t support your nonsensical whine-fest. Including tonight’s game, Tabata is now hitting .230/.297/.342 on the season. Presley is hitting .236/.269/.382 on the season. I would be interested as to why you believe On Base Percentage is a “comical” stat for a top of the lineup hitter….you know, other than the fact that it doesn’t support your argument.

I never said Tabata wasn’t struggling, all I said is that his likely replacements are struggling even worse. The facts clearly show that. Tabata has been playing better than Presley and Harrison lately. I’m sorry if you are not able capable of understanding facts and statistics. However, I’m sure your anecdotal evidence of watching a few games on TV will get you pretty far with somebody.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-tabata-getting-closer-to-being-demoted.html#comment-16707 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 02:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35007#comment-16707 Your idea of basic offensive statistic is comical, and the fact that the only thing you could dig up that could make Tabata’s stats seem barely better than Presley’s was batting average for this month alone and on base percentage. Yeah, those Tabata stats for this month are really winning lots of games for the Pirates.
The reality is that they have been able to win DESPITE his rally killing non-hitting, clueless base running, and aimless throws from the outfield.

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-tabata-getting-closer-to-being-demoted.html#comment-16703 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 01:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35007#comment-16703 …of course, those numbers are coming into the game tonight. With his two hits tonight, Tabata is now hitting .271 on the month.

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-tabata-getting-closer-to-being-demoted.html#comment-16702 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 01:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35007#comment-16702 …and you prove the point that some fans are willing to ignore stats and facts in favor of personal biases.

Presley is hitting .244 with a .289 OBP this month. Tabata is hitting .250 with a .338 OBP this month. Which part of that basic offensive statistic do you not comprehend?

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By: VtTom http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-tabata-getting-closer-to-being-demoted.html#comment-16687 Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35007#comment-16687 I’m glad I’m not the only one who wants to cut ties with Cruz. I think I’d keep Resop over him if there was only one who had to go. In addition to Leroux and Morris I’d include Evan Meek in the mix when he’s ready.

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By: Scott Tidlund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-tabata-getting-closer-to-being-demoted.html#comment-16686 Fri, 29 Jun 2012 19:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35007#comment-16686 It seems to me that Marte has done more in the minors at this point than Tabata did in the minors. If the FO thought Jose was ready, not sure why they aren’t sure Marte is ready. I realize the contract plays a part, but putting the best available players on the field is the most important priority. I also think Leroux and Morris would really help the bullpen. To me, Cruz and Resop would be the guys I would like to replace.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-tabata-getting-closer-to-being-demoted.html#comment-16683 Fri, 29 Jun 2012 18:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35007#comment-16683 If you think Presley has not played better than Tabata, you prove my point that the fans cannot comprehend basic offensive statistics. That, and you are watching a different ‘Pirates’ than me.

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-tabata-getting-closer-to-being-demoted.html#comment-16677 Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35007#comment-16677 Well, that and the fact that the options to replace him are playing worse than Tabata right now.

Harrison is hitting .222 with a .293 OBP this month. Presley is hitting .244 with a .289 OBP this month. Tabata is hitting .250 with a .338 OBP this month.

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-tabata-getting-closer-to-being-demoted.html#comment-16674 Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35007#comment-16674 There’s no question that Tabata is struggling this year. My point is, sending him down to AAA and replacing him in the outfield with guys like Presley or Harrison who are struggling even worse than Tabata does nothing to help this team. The whole, “we need to get rid of him because I don’t like the look on his face” argument just doesn’t impress me much.

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By: Dave Parker's Unfiltered Camel http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-tabata-getting-closer-to-being-demoted.html#comment-16673 Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35007#comment-16673 Maybe Tabata needs an attitude adjustment. It feels like he’s using injury as an excuse for subpar performance.

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