Comments on: An Early Look at the Results From the 2009 Draft http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/an-early-look-at-the-results-from-the-2009-draft.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:19:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Rich Westerfield http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/an-early-look-at-the-results-from-the-2009-draft.html#comment-21716 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:22:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43382#comment-21716 So if DL had drafted Wieters, there would be no need to draft Sanchez, thus Bucs could’ve had Wheeler (who ended up getting the Giants Beltran) and thus having Wheeler, they could’ve picked Machado over Taillon.

DL will haunt this team for years to come..

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By: jlease717 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/an-early-look-at-the-results-from-the-2009-draft.html#comment-21711 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:11:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43382#comment-21711 Not exactly a good return on the money they poured into it, but it is still early.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/an-early-look-at-the-results-from-the-2009-draft.html#comment-21707 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:03:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43382#comment-21707 The more you buy the better your odds, but your thinking is correct. It is almost a crap shoot at times.

My buddy used to say “Outta 10 young pitchers, one of them might ‘hit”.

That’s just making the majors, let alone being a star.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/an-early-look-at-the-results-from-the-2009-draft.html#comment-21706 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:01:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43382#comment-21706 Kevin….agree on Black. Irwin might be a good middle man at best.

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By: Kevin Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/an-early-look-at-the-results-from-the-2009-draft.html#comment-21703 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:37:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43382#comment-21703 I think Irwin will contribute, but also keep in mind that 2013 is his age-26 season. He’s not a youngster and is entering his theoretical prime years soon.

For me, out of Holt/Sanchez/Black/Irwin, I think the most value will be derived from Victor Black as a setup man.

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By: thecrow124 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/an-early-look-at-the-results-from-the-2009-draft.html#comment-21702 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:05:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43382#comment-21702 This was the first draft I really followed closely. I remember thinking that the Evan Chambers pick was going to be a steal for us. Boy was I wrong. I really can’t see a saving grace to this draft, I really try to still think that ZVR has a shot due to him being effective in the second half both of the last 2 season’s, but in reality it is just hoping beyond hope. The best player we will have that will he in any way associated with this draft will likely be Wandy. The best prospect out of this group is looking like it will be Phil Irwin.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/an-early-look-at-the-results-from-the-2009-draft.html#comment-21699 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:06:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43382#comment-21699 Tim…like you, I applaud them for trying to make the best of what was a bad draft.

The amount of players from this draft shows how little certain Pgh writers know when they opined that we should be getting ‘depth’ from this draft by now.

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By: elgaupo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/an-early-look-at-the-results-from-the-2009-draft.html#comment-21698 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43382#comment-21698 The problem is that people think that drafting all the high school arms guaranteed that one would hit. No, not at all.

It’s like the idiot that keeps buying lottery tickets thinking that eventually he’d hit the lottery. Odds say no.

Unfortunately the Pirates still will have to draft high school pitchers since they do have the highest upside, but be prepared for 97% failure rates.

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