Comments on: Three Pirates Prospects in Florida State League Top 20 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/three-pirates-prospects-in-florida-state-league-top-20.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: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/three-pirates-prospects-in-florida-state-league-top-20.html#comment-21220 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42869#comment-21220 For any 1B to make the list, they have to be a complete masher or have the potential to be one, due to the defensive limitations. The high skill positions (front of rotation pitchers, shortstops, center fielders, catchers with offensive ability) will always be favored over a moderate hitting 1B like Dickerson.
The FSL was down this year for hitters. Just because Dickerson was POY does not mean he’s a huge prospect nationally.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/three-pirates-prospects-in-florida-state-league-top-20.html#comment-21216 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 02:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42869#comment-21216 I was wondering about that myself. I wonder what the reasoning is for that. Maybe because he’s a little older than some of the other players and doesn’t have that high ceiling of like a Cole or Taillon

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By: Scott Tidlund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/three-pirates-prospects-in-florida-state-league-top-20.html#comment-21213 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 23:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42869#comment-21213 Any reason Alex Dickerson didn’t make the list? Player of the year in the FSL???

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/three-pirates-prospects-in-florida-state-league-top-20.html#comment-21210 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 21:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42869#comment-21210 So what are the chances that everyone’s giving Taillon to appear in Pittsburgh next year?

Did he show enough in AA last year to warrant starting in AAA at te beginning of ’13?

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/three-pirates-prospects-in-florida-state-league-top-20.html#comment-21209 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 20:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42869#comment-21209 but Ngoepe being on a prospects list means he IS being compared to others. doesnt matter how much experience he has thus far. if hes being paid to play ball, and he is, and he shows up on a prospects list, which he now has, he SHOULD be compared to everyone.
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kudos to Ngoepe for getting noticed and all the hard work he has obviously put in.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/three-pirates-prospects-in-florida-state-league-top-20.html#comment-21208 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 19:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42869#comment-21208 The difference between Chambers and Gift is the background. Chambers had four years of high school and a year of JuCo. Gift hasn’t had much experience with organized baseball.

I’m not saying the strikeouts aren’t a concern. I’m just saying I wouldn’t compare Gift to players who have played organized ball for years and write off his chances of improving those strikeout numbers.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/three-pirates-prospects-in-florida-state-league-top-20.html#comment-21204 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 18:30:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42869#comment-21204 im not saying he cant. but if a player has high K numbers in A ball theres a very very good chance that will continue, or even worsen, as he climbs the ladder.
he’ll be in altoona next season. AA ball is a best test for young players, the raw ones especially.
by the way, Evan Chambers K’d a great deal and walked a great deal. he was also judged by many on his strikeout numbers, so why isnt Ngoepe???

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By: ElGaupo77 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/three-pirates-prospects-in-florida-state-league-top-20.html#comment-21203 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 18:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42869#comment-21203 Tim would know this more, since I haven’t seen him in person, but he seems to have a more patient approach. He’s walked greater than 10% of the time each of his three seasons of pro-ball. That coupled with decent basestealing ability, a little pop and plus defense could make a nice SS.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/three-pirates-prospects-in-florida-state-league-top-20.html#comment-21201 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 18:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42869#comment-21201 Considering his background with baseball, I’m not concerned with his strikeout totals right now. With most players, high strikeout totals are a concern since there’s a small chance of those rates going down. But Ngoepe is still raw. As he plays more he could cut those strikeout rates down. Right now he’s inconsistent at the plate, which is shown with the strikeouts. There’s still a chance he could add consistency with more experience.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/three-pirates-prospects-in-florida-state-league-top-20.html#comment-21202 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 18:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42869#comment-21202 Considering his background with baseball, I’m not concerned with his strikeout totals right now. With most players, high strikeout totals are a concern since there’s a small chance of those rates going down. But Ngoepe is still raw. As he plays more he could cut those strikeout rates down. Right now he’s inconsistent at the plate, which is shown with the strikeouts. There’s still a chance he could add consistency with more experience.

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