Comments on: Prospect Watch: Cole Strikes Out Nine; Moroff and Ross Hit First Homers http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-cole-strikes-out-nine-moroff-and-ross-hit-first-homers.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:48:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-cole-strikes-out-nine-moroff-and-ross-hit-first-homers.html#comment-19195 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39544#comment-19195 It could be similar to what existed with Marte this year. Marte had a fantastic spring and everyone wanted him to come north to Pittsburgh. Marte needed time to polish the edges on his game in AAA — go against the major league vets, the junkballers.
Cole will pitch in Spring Training, but he needs to refine his game too. He’ll get AFL time probably, but he needs time in AAA next year. I would actually have the rotation be Burnett, McDonald, Rodriguez, and Karstens. Keep the 5th spot between Leroux and Locke until Cole is ready. Don’t commit to a veteran.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-cole-strikes-out-nine-moroff-and-ross-hit-first-homers.html#comment-19182 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39544#comment-19182 I would assume that if the plans are that immediate, he might spend some time in the real Spring Training in 2013?

I’m so interested to see how they go about it. If he’s on the major league Spring Training roster, watch everyone freak out day 1 about him making the opening day roster.

An idea about that, though. My opinion is that, while yes he’s had mechanical issues to work out this year, other challenges for this season for him were to stay healthy, but primarily build innings. So, if the stuff isn’t an issue, and he puts his time in at Fall instructs and comes out keeping the ball down consistently in Spring Training, does the possibility exist that he could be in Pittsburgh starting off in 2013?

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By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-cole-strikes-out-nine-moroff-and-ross-hit-first-homers.html#comment-19180 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39544#comment-19180 Yes, we have him targeted for a June/July 2013 arrival.

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By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-cole-strikes-out-nine-moroff-and-ross-hit-first-homers.html#comment-19179 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39544#comment-19179 Not likely for Santos/Holt because neither is on 40 man roster. While it wouldn’t be hard to trim some fat from the 40, it is very rare. Callups will generally be constricted to 40 man roster guys.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-cole-strikes-out-nine-moroff-and-ross-hit-first-homers.html#comment-19178 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39544#comment-19178 My guess would be Jeff Clement maybe….maybe. And Presley/Tabata.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-cole-strikes-out-nine-moroff-and-ross-hit-first-homers.html#comment-19177 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:31:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39544#comment-19177 #freegerrittcole. Lol

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By: PiratesFan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-cole-strikes-out-nine-moroff-and-ross-hit-first-homers.html#comment-19175 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39544#comment-19175 Great to see Cole pitching well. I guess he’ll start next year in AAA, making him a potential midseason call-up?

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By: PiratesFan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-cole-strikes-out-nine-moroff-and-ross-hit-first-homers.html#comment-19176 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39544#comment-19176 I guess Locke, Wilson, and Morris are all likely September call-ups. Anybody else in this list like to come up this year?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-cole-strikes-out-nine-moroff-and-ross-hit-first-homers.html#comment-19170 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39544#comment-19170 Good to see Cole being dominant….I take that back….it’s GREAT!

Tim….any thought to either Santos or Holt, esp Brock, being brought up in Sept to be ‘a stick’ off the bench? Holt reminds me a bit of Jeff Keppinger, more bat than glove?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-cole-strikes-out-nine-moroff-and-ross-hit-first-homers.html#comment-19171 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39544#comment-19171 *****FREE ANDREW LAMBO!!**** lol

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