Comments on: Prospect Watch: Six Shutout Innings for Irwin; Howard Has a Birthday Blast http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-six-shutout-innings-for-irwin-howard-has-a-birthday-blast.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:18:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-six-shutout-innings-for-irwin-howard-has-a-birthday-blast.html#comment-19591 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 17:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40643#comment-19591 The player profiles were similar to the ones done in the Prospect Guide. We had Irwin as the #39 prospect coming in to the year, and not much has changed from his scouting report. He’s just continuing his success in to the upper levels.

As for Holt, not much has changed with him. He’s hitting for a high average, but he isn’t drawing a ton of walks, and he’s not hitting for power (.109 ISO). He’s not going to hit like this in the majors. Best case he hits close to his minor league career .315, but even then he’s more of a leadoff type with little power and poor defensive skills at short. He still profiles as a utility player in the majors.

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By: st1300b http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-six-shutout-innings-for-irwin-howard-has-a-birthday-blast.html#comment-19587 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40643#comment-19587 I miss the player profiles that used to be done… Irwin would make a good profile, or maybe Brock Holt. Tim would you consider Brock’s season a breakout type season that elevates him to a higher prospect caliber – say an impact guy – or are the defensive concerns going to hold him down?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-six-shutout-innings-for-irwin-howard-has-a-birthday-blast.html#comment-19583 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40643#comment-19583 Ian….You might want to read this form 8/24

http://blogs.piratesprospects.com/linville/an-evening-with-phil-irwin/

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-six-shutout-innings-for-irwin-howard-has-a-birthday-blast.html#comment-19584 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40643#comment-19584 ‘from 8/24′

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/prospect-watch-six-shutout-innings-for-irwin-howard-has-a-birthday-blast.html#comment-19582 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 03:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40643#comment-19582 Has Phil Irwin snuck under everyone else’s radar too? He’s had a very good year.

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