Comments on: Prospect Watch: Nine Strikeouts From Irwin, Avila Homers Again http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-nine-strikeouts-from-irwin-avila-homers-again.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:42:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-nine-strikeouts-from-irwin-avila-homers-again.html#comment-19421 Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40169#comment-19421 To his credit, his walk rate is around 10% this year, instead of hovering around 6% as per most of his career. Some of that can be attributed to batting 7th or 8th a good part of this year, though.
Latimore still has a middling batting average, sub par defense from LF, and less than great baserunning instincts (plus a high K rate). Like Tim said, his age is the only thing going for him right now. For me, he’s not a prospect.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-nine-strikeouts-from-irwin-avila-homers-again.html#comment-19418 Fri, 24 Aug 2012 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40169#comment-19418 Latimore is still kind of that fringe status. Some of the best power in the organization, but he still has issues with strikeouts and a lack of walks. So that’s really holding him back from “prospect” status, but his age keeps him from being a bust just yet.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-nine-strikeouts-from-irwin-avila-homers-again.html#comment-19416 Fri, 24 Aug 2012 13:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40169#comment-19416 And, what of Quincy? Is he a prospect or suspect?

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