Comments on: First Pitch: Instructional League Player Updates http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-instructional-league-player-updates.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 17 May 2014 16:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-instructional-league-player-updates.html#comment-20836 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42511#comment-20836 Ian…I was one of the ‘knee jerkers’ and I am embarrased by it.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-instructional-league-player-updates.html#comment-20835 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42511#comment-20835 Random thought, but talking about the seal training for a minute….all of the drills are pretty much the same thing as high school football players do in preseason work outs; rolling tires, running together, grappling….if our pro athletes cant handle that, they’re probably going to hurt themselves in the gym or doing sprints in the outfield before a game. What a massive overreaction all of that was. Just my opinion. I think it would be hilarious to see all the writers being yelled at to do drills in the outfield though. Lol

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-instructional-league-player-updates.html#comment-20833 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42511#comment-20833 i think Allie’s time as a pitcher is over. they wont be pulling a james mcdonald with this guy.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-instructional-league-player-updates.html#comment-20832 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42511#comment-20832 I liked Allie much better as a pitcher.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-instructional-league-player-updates.html#comment-20831 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42511#comment-20831 Urena is young, streaky goes with young. Watching Polanco for 5 minutes is enough to figure him out, he is another stud in the stable.
I did not like Allie when I saw him play a game in a high school all-star game, he will go down as a bad draft pick, problem is he cost about 2.5mil.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-instructional-league-player-updates.html#comment-20826 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42511#comment-20826 Everything you mentioned about Urena is why I’ve cooled on him. But every time I do that, I see him go on a hot streak, or read a good report about him going on a hot streak. The BB/K ratio makes it less likely that he’ll be the next Polanco.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-instructional-league-player-updates.html#comment-20825 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42511#comment-20825 Allie’s only hope of making the majors is going back to pitching.

JMHO

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-instructional-league-player-updates.html#comment-20824 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42511#comment-20824 Tim….if you go down to instructs, I hear they expect all press to go thru the same SEALS drills….just wanted to make sure you’re prepared for that.

lol

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-instructional-league-player-updates.html#comment-20821 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42511#comment-20821 I give you credit for mentioning Urena, but he repeated GCL in 2012 with very inconsistent results. He hit for a lower average, his W/K went from 1/2 to 1/5, but of the 29 hits he got, 16 were EBH’s. I think the Pirates are allowing Allie to develop physically and mature mentally and then I see him as being back as an upper 90′s pitcher. From everything I read, it is not any type of injury, it is just his inability to throw strikes. The most important tool in baseball is the quality of that space between the ears.

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