Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates Arizona Fall League Results: 10/9 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-arizona-fall-league-results-109.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:04:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-arizona-fall-league-results-109.html#comment-21242 Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42949#comment-21242 Lost in all the talk that Ngoepe strikes out too much is the fact that he sees a ton of pitches and takes a lot of walks. If he can learn to keep more of his ABs alive and put more balls in play he could be a dangerous player. Easier said than done…but he is still only 23 next year and he hit 9 HR in 124 games last season. THat is solid pop for a SS. He has 11 HR in his last 547 AB with 70 BB and 146 K. I doubt he will be ready until mid-2014 anyways but he will be fun to follow this winter and next year. So hard to find a decent SS that can hit and field above average. Remember Ray Olmedo? A guy we picked up and then left off the 40 and he got claimed? HE was back in the majors after 5 years as a 31 year old for 20 games on the White Sox. It is slim pickings out there so you have to be patient with guys that have a lot of tools.

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By: Craig Biddle http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-arizona-fall-league-results-109.html#comment-21229 Wed, 10 Oct 2012 05:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42949#comment-21229 Gift Ngoepe = Clint Barmes at ML minimum, with speed, not power, as only real offensive weapon. Oh, please, Alen, learn to field at SS!

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