Comments on: First Pitch: Reviewing the Pre-Season Over/Unders http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-reviewing-the-pre-season-overunders.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: azibuck http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-reviewing-the-pre-season-overunders.html#comment-21144 Fri, 05 Oct 2012 18:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42778#comment-21144 >His overall numbers were in the Carlos Pena/Mark Reynolds range, but I
think that people were expecting much worse than that at the start of
the year,

And that’s what we got. On June 15 he was hitting .189/.254/.373.

I was one of the ones that thought he should start the year in AAA. In hindsight, I think we ended up in about the same place we would have if we did send him down. I don’t think it was facing MLB pitching that brought progress, it was working through things mechanically. I don’t think that happens often at the MLB level, so I will tip my cap to Pedro, and probably Ritchie and Hurdle as well, such as they were his hitting coaches. And maybe he wouldn’t have gotten that kind of guidance in AAA.

So I’m still not sure you were right, but you weren’t wrong.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-reviewing-the-pre-season-overunders.html#comment-21133 Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42778#comment-21133 Did anyone look at the comment on Pedro poll question? I thought that was pretty funny.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-reviewing-the-pre-season-overunders.html#comment-21122 Fri, 05 Oct 2012 03:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42778#comment-21122 An out is an out is an out. I think his plate patience and discipline is slowly improving as well. He’ll probably always have an above average K rate…but I think there’s a decent shot of him avoiding more K’s in particular situations like chasing pitches out of the zone, etc.

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By: buccotime57 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-reviewing-the-pre-season-overunders.html#comment-21121 Fri, 05 Oct 2012 02:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42778#comment-21121 Oakland lead the league with the most SO(1387) and they did pretty good number 4 was washington (1325) also did pretty well….Oakland also grounded into the second fewest DPs (97)…davey johnson of the nats stated he is encouraging his batters to try to turn on more inside fastballs which has increased their SO and SLG

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By: piratemike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-reviewing-the-pre-season-overunders.html#comment-21119 Fri, 05 Oct 2012 01:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42778#comment-21119 And dying from a heart attack is better than termininal cancer.

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By: buccotime57 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-reviewing-the-pre-season-overunders.html#comment-21113 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 22:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42778#comment-21113 Ks are not the worst thing for a HR hitter….he does though need to walk more and increase his OBP

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By: piratemike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-reviewing-the-pre-season-overunders.html#comment-21109 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42778#comment-21109 To say Alvarez was ” a bit streaky ” is a huge understatment.
If I was told what HR number Pedro would end up with I would have been happy but it ended up for me the most unsatisfying 30 I ever experienced.
I just hope that in the future he becomes more consistant and cuts those K’s in half.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-reviewing-the-pre-season-overunders.html#comment-21100 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 11:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42778#comment-21100 Very ‘neat’ article.
Thx!
Foo

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