Comments on: DSL Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Pitchers Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:41:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kevin Anstrom Tue, 13 Nov 2012 02:57:10 +0000 Pretty cool video isn’t it :)

I was curious about Grullon because he was listed at 6’4″ 190 when he signed then 6’0″ during the season and then 6’7″ for instructs. Had to be a mistake …

At 2:35 he’s shown with Angel Sanchez who’s supposedly 6’7″.

By: Kevin Anstrom Tue, 13 Nov 2012 02:48:59 +0000 John – Fantastic job with the article. I agree it’s got to be almost impossible to rank these prospects.

I understand your thinking on Grullon. Not much mileage but he appears to be 6’7″ with mid-90’s heat.

Not many innings for most of the international pitchers. Among the cohort signed since 2008 (Neal Huntington era), only two international signees have 200 IPs.

263.2 IP Porfirio Lopez
209.1 IP Roberto Espinoza
198.1 IP Martires Cadet
198.0 IP Clario Perez

Most of the pitchers have fewer than 100IP. If is takes 500 IP to be ready for the majors these guys have a long ways to go.

BTW young Cardinals RHP Carlos Martinez has already pitched 248 innings and he signed in 2010.

By: John Dreker Mon, 12 Nov 2012 23:13:43 +0000 Grullon just missed the top ten list, but he is mentioned among the ten other names listed below the top ten. He was in the top ten before I included the players from the recent July 2nd class. It is such a tough league to make a legit top ten prospect list for, that is why we call it ten players to watch.

For reference, the top five guys on this list were easy choices. Then I had 28 more names that I thought were top ten caliber among the rest of the names left, with just five open spots. I got that list down to 21 pretty easy, then hit a wall and ended up mentioning all 21 players at some point in the article. Five made the list, ten were in the “ten more names to watch”, then I explained why six others didn’t make the list at the top.

Not an easy process, but for the record, Grullon was a late cut. His invite to Fall Instructs helped his case, but his age and lack of experience hurt him. At 20 years old, he has pitched just 32.2 innings.

By: Lee Young Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:01:20 +0000 Kevin….how did you ever find that?

By: Kevin Anstrom Mon, 12 Nov 2012 02:17:12 +0000 Adrian Grullon looks pretty tall for a 6-footer :)

I would have guessed he’d be on the top 10 “players to watch”.