Comments on: Four Pirates Prospects in Baseball America Mid-Season Top 50 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/four-pirates-prospects-in-baseball-america-mid-season-top-50.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:57:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/four-pirates-prospects-in-baseball-america-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-16929 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 21:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35581#comment-16929 derek jeter once put up nearly 60 errors in a minor league season.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/four-pirates-prospects-in-baseball-america-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-16920 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 17:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35581#comment-16920 Tim: The type of numbvers put up by Grossman the first two months are typical of guys coming off Hamate Bone surgery. Average down/power way down. I would discount those first two months and count his year at Hi A and now what he is doing in AA since the first two months. Ignore the rest. Grossman’s numbers have gotten better as he climbs the levels within the minors – a sure sign of maturity, and the Bucs are in great need for a leadoff hitter.
Alen Hanson – how many of the 30+ errors are throwing errors? If I am not mistaken, Elvis Andrus had 34 or 35 errors in Lo A as an 18 year old. Hanson is a 19 year old and the numbers he is putting up – almost 50 Extra Base Hits at mid-season. Any chance of he and Gregory Polanco getting promoted to HI A to finish out the year?

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By: Justin Hunter http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/four-pirates-prospects-in-baseball-america-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-16918 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35581#comment-16918 He did make some preseason lists like Keith Law’s who had him ranked at 86. Obviously the back end of those lists vary greatly but I would think some folks that love BB’s would keep him pretty highly ranked.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/four-pirates-prospects-in-baseball-america-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-16916 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35581#comment-16916 He was struggling prior to the suspension. Since coming back he’s been outstanding.

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By: John DiVito http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/four-pirates-prospects-in-baseball-america-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-16913 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35581#comment-16913 Really… Robbie’s OPS in June was .956? Why did I feel that he was struggling? Good for him.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/four-pirates-prospects-in-baseball-america-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-16914 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35581#comment-16914 NH is God!!!!!!!

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/four-pirates-prospects-in-baseball-america-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-16915 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35581#comment-16915 Grossman didn’t make the pre-season list. Hard to imagine him on the 2013 list, unless he really tears it up the rest of the year.

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By: Justin Hunter http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/four-pirates-prospects-in-baseball-america-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-16910 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35581#comment-16910 With Grossman’s improvements month to month and recovering from the injury wouldn’t get get some top 100 consideration?

OPS by month:

April – .578
May – .711
June – .956
July – .1.178 (obviously very small sample size)

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By: John DiVito http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/four-pirates-prospects-in-baseball-america-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-16911 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35581#comment-16911 This is so awesome! For so long the Pirates have barely been mentioned on lists like these. To see 4 of our prospects in the top 50 and to have a winning ball club in the majors… I’m just proud right now :)

Also, no mention of Josh Bell or Luis Heredia on this list, who may end up being as good as any of the guys mentioned!

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