Comments on: Pirates Waiting For the Appropriate Time to Call Up Starling Marte http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-waiting-for-the-appropriate-time-to-call-up-starling-marte.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:24:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: ksec http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-waiting-for-the-appropriate-time-to-call-up-starling-marte.html#comment-17899 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 21:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36949#comment-17899 It’s a gamble no matter which way you go. Hurdle knows what he’s doing and I trust his judgements. I hope Marte gets his chance and takes advantage of it. Go Bucs!

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-waiting-for-the-appropriate-time-to-call-up-starling-marte.html#comment-17894 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 19:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36949#comment-17894 I don’t get why they are only just now playing him on the outfield corners. Did they seriously think he would come up and push Andrew McCutchen out of centerfield?
He should have been playing the corners constantly every year.

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-waiting-for-the-appropriate-time-to-call-up-starling-marte.html#comment-17893 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 19:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36949#comment-17893 Marte is K’ing 21.0% of his plate appearances, for comparison at AAA – Pedro was at 24.5% before his 1st callup. You’d like to see it in the teens, but I think some people are confusing his low walk rate with a very high K rate, when its just a tick too high. He has never really had a major K problem, just a lack of walks.

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By: John DiVito http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-waiting-for-the-appropriate-time-to-call-up-starling-marte.html#comment-17892 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 19:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36949#comment-17892 I don’t think its a magical AB number like they’ve said. Nobody is disputing Marte’s talent, he just needs to develop and they’ve cited McCutchen and Walker as examples. They also cite Presley, Tabata, and Alvarez as guys they rushed and had to send back down. Nobody is questioning the talent here(well, maybe with Presley). The readiness is the issue.

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-waiting-for-the-appropriate-time-to-call-up-starling-marte.html#comment-17890 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 19:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36949#comment-17890 I agree with management on this one, I don’t think Marte is ready. Just way too many strikeouts. I say let Marte play out the season in AAA and try to get a rental at a reasonable price for the remainder of this season. I think Marte would be Pedro light if he were brought up now. Just as many strikeouts as the regular Pedro but with much less power.

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-waiting-for-the-appropriate-time-to-call-up-starling-marte.html#comment-17889 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 18:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36949#comment-17889 This whole ab argument is nonsense. There are countless guys in AAA with 1000+ ab’s who will never do anything in the bigs. On the flip side there are many players who had less than 300 ab’s at AAA or even 0 that are very good big leaguers.

If they are basing their plan on this sample of 4 players they are fools. By this logic Jeff Clement should be ready to be a star. Talent dictates promotion, not ab’s. The goal isn’t to learn how to hit AAA pitching, its to learn how to hit MLB pitching.

I think its a red herring to draw fire away from the trade deadline.

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By: salempirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-waiting-for-the-appropriate-time-to-call-up-starling-marte.html#comment-17887 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 16:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36949#comment-17887 Goldilocks had to wait for the porridge to cool. Everything has to be just right. What a load!

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By: John DiVito http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-waiting-for-the-appropriate-time-to-call-up-starling-marte.html#comment-17883 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 15:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36949#comment-17883 I understand the point that management is trying to make here. More ABs in AAA will result in a more stable Major Leaguer. I agree with them on this, despite the fact I would like to see Marte now, so I will wait until he’s ready. Even if that means next season.

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