Comments on: First Pitch: Pirates Still Looking For Long Term Corner Outfield Solutions http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-pirates-still-looking-for-long-term-corner-outfield-solutions.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 19 May 2014 02:19:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: RandyLinville http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-pirates-still-looking-for-long-term-corner-outfield-solutions.html#comment-21504 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 02:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43218#comment-21504 I agree with you. I don’t think the starting rotation is a big need.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-pirates-still-looking-for-long-term-corner-outfield-solutions.html#comment-21474 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43218#comment-21474 First base will determine to a large degree what the Pirate outfield will look like, they need a first basemen that can hit and play defense, I don’t know where they can get one of those.
Jones is a terrible 1st baseman, but a decent right fielder, Jones, McCutchen and Marte make a pretty good outfield with a lot of potential, Presley should be the backup because he can play all three positions. Tabata and Snider should both be trade bait.
I rank them McCutcheon, Marte, Jones, Presley, Snider, Tabata. Another one of Hurdle’s brainstorms was to use Tabata in right field for defense, easily the worst defense right fielder they have! while I watch pop-ups drop in front of him with regularity.

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-pirates-still-looking-for-long-term-corner-outfield-solutions.html#comment-21472 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43218#comment-21472 Well you could chalk up Tabata being good from June on (190 pa’s) to a hot streak or you could chalk his April/May up to a cold streak. His career numbers suggest the latter and not the former. I still think Tabata and Marte are your solutions, but there is no harm in having Travis Snider push them.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-pirates-still-looking-for-long-term-corner-outfield-solutions.html#comment-21466 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43218#comment-21466 I have to wonder if Snyder’s power outage was due to his leg problems. He’s shown he has power. Right now, his 162 gm avg on B-Ref is 34 2bs & 18 HRs a season, which isn’t bad, but he does have the potential for 20+ HRs, imho.

I think him and Tabby should platoon. Presley could spell Marte at times.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-pirates-still-looking-for-long-term-corner-outfield-solutions.html#comment-21467 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43218#comment-21467 i think you’ll probably see a platoon of Snider and Tabata in RF to start the season. and shortstop is not the problem. the bucs need a little bit more pitching.

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By: wtmiller http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-pirates-still-looking-for-long-term-corner-outfield-solutions.html#comment-21465 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43218#comment-21465 The new look hasn’t exactly been widely acclaimed.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-pirates-still-looking-for-long-term-corner-outfield-solutions.html#comment-21464 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43218#comment-21464 Snider showed zero power coming over. 1 HR over 50 games isn’t even close to Presley, or even Tabata. Assuming Jones plays first(a big assumption), that should leave it to Marte and Presley if you are going by recent history. If by pay, it will be Tabata and probably Marte. Don’t be shocked when Jose Tabata starts the year in right. All the problems the Yankees had with him, and why they were willing to deal him, have shown up in spades. Still wondering where the replacement level player store is, the Pirates need to shop there for shortstops.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-pirates-still-looking-for-long-term-corner-outfield-solutions.html#comment-21462 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 04:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43218#comment-21462 The new SB Nation threw me off. When I went to the Fanposts section it said “Vlad” under author. Apparently that was for the latest comment in the thread.

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By: wtmiller http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-pirates-still-looking-for-long-term-corner-outfield-solutions.html#comment-21461 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 04:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43218#comment-21461 The BD piece was r.j. reynolds.

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