Comments on: DSL Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Hitters Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:06:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: John Dreker Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:16:48 +0000 I would expect more misses in this group than in the draft because these players are signed at a younger age. Also, as Rene Gayo has said, you can’t anticipate how a six figure bonus will change these kids. Some see it as a stepping stone towards a bigger future, while others see it as the ultimate payoff, and in some areas $150k is a monumental sum.

I think they do a great job in Latin America and it really disappointed me that they put in a new spending cap there and made it such a low number. The amateur draft is a whole different ballgame though, no one should be happy with the overall results when compared to the spending

By: Lee Young Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:51:59 +0000 “The DSL Pirates clubs were ranked sixth and 19th in the 35 team league in OPS. As a group, they have a decent amount of six figure bonus players. Some lived up to those numbers, while others did not. ”

John….you mean to tell me that some over slots aren’t working out in the Latin arena either? Go figger…..