Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-mid-season-top-20-prospects.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 20:10:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Tanner Ebright http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-mid-season-top-20-prospects.html#comment-15985 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33123#comment-15985 Okay thank you!

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By: Jared Miller http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-mid-season-top-20-prospects.html#comment-15984 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33123#comment-15984 he had more walks than innings pitched

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By: Tanner Ebright http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-mid-season-top-20-prospects.html#comment-15907 Sat, 09 Jun 2012 18:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33123#comment-15907 Also what do you think about the international players such as
Solar, Barreto, Mujica, Grullon, and Castillo
Also, why did they switch Allie to a hitter he had potenial to be a decent reliver.

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By: Tanner Ebright http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-mid-season-top-20-prospects.html#comment-15906 Sat, 09 Jun 2012 18:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33123#comment-15906 So we need a shortstop, catcher, and a 1st baseman.
So these trades would help fill out these postions.
Joel Hanrahann, Alex Pressley, and ZvR to the Yankees for Manny B, Gary Sanchez, and Tyler Austin
Then Bedard and Mcdonald for Profar, Mike Olt, Cody Buckel, and Justin Grimm

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By: st1300b http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-mid-season-top-20-prospects.html#comment-15902 Sat, 09 Jun 2012 14:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33123#comment-15902 I can understand pulling Allie, but what really stands out for me is the guy missing from the top 20, and from the extra’s close to the top 20 – Dan Moskos. This is just another black eye for the most ridiculous pick in the history of the team.
As far as selecting one guy who I think should be at least on the fringe list as far as “prospect” – Clay Holmes is a guy who I look to find on the end of the season top prospect list – In fact I see him easily taking ZVR’s spot. ZVR may have had swag coming at the draft, but he’s got some development to do before he should be ranked on this list IMO>

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By: st1300b http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-mid-season-top-20-prospects.html#comment-15900 Sat, 09 Jun 2012 13:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33123#comment-15900 KC is already sitting on a pile of prospects themselves – particularly pitching. I like your thinking though the price for a Hosmer would likely be something like McCutchen in their minds. Proven MLB for Proven MLB

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By: st1300b http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-mid-season-top-20-prospects.html#comment-15899 Sat, 09 Jun 2012 13:49:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33123#comment-15899 Have you seen the value MLB teams place on relievers these days? There are set-up men making more than starting shortstops and corner outfielders. I think if you have the potential of a high ceiling reliever- ie: 95mph plus, with some version of a nasty off pitch – then you rate in the prospect pile.

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By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-mid-season-top-20-prospects.html#comment-15881 Sat, 09 Jun 2012 00:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33123#comment-15881 If KC was willing, do you think the Buccos would part with any one of the 3 top pitching prospects for Eric Hosmer?

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By: JohnDreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-mid-season-top-20-prospects.html#comment-15880 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 23:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33123#comment-15880 I didn’t put Allie on my list for the same reasons. I’ve seen too many guys with huge power do nothing in the minors. Rogelios Noris had big time power, he just refused to take pitches and the only thing he hit were mistakes. Allie hasn’t played a position in two years, no way I can rate a guy who hasn’t played a game of minor league ball yet at 21, who hasn’t shown a thing besides a huge arm and huge power. He needs to prove he can hit pro pitching and play a position good enough.

I must also be a lot tougher on Hanson than everyone else for him to be ranked that high. He wore down big time last year, he defense is suspect, his stolen base % isn’t good and he strikes out a lot. He is batting just over .250 since May 1st. He needs to show me more than a great month of April before I rank him over guys who have excelled at higher levels over a sustained period. I had him top 20 but near the bottom for those reasons

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By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-mid-season-top-20-prospects.html#comment-15879 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 22:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33123#comment-15879 system has a lot of CF types…

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