Comments on: Pirates Acquire Three Players in Trades http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-acquire-three-players-in-trades.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:54:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-acquire-three-players-in-trades.html#comment-22351 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:21:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44386#comment-22351 i dig what your sayin, Kevin. but CRob is not a prospect. neither was Garret Jones. my point is that he could blossom late and have a decent career, and quite frankly hes now the best 1Bman we currently have in the system. (not including Jones)

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By: Kevin Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-acquire-three-players-in-trades.html#comment-22348 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:19:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44386#comment-22348 Clint Robinson is going to be 28 for the 2013 season and has had a grand total of 4 at-bats in his career. A player’s theoretical peak is age 27-30, so Robinson is not going to get any better than he is right now. He’s not a ‘prospect’ by any stretch.

Also, there’s a big difference between ‘median’ age and ‘prospect’ age for each level. To be considered a prospect at AA, you should be 22-23. Robinson is the equivalent of Kramer beating up little kids in karate class in Seinfeld. Robinson has also had the luxury of hitting in hitter-friendly leagues for much of his upper level Royals career.

As depth for AAA, this move is fine. I just hope people aren’t thinking that it will be anything more than that.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-acquire-three-players-in-trades.html#comment-22344 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 02:37:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44386#comment-22344 Found it in Fangraphs..

http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=7397&position=P

I never knew they had that feature….Pitch/Fx is ‘kewl’.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-acquire-three-players-in-trades.html#comment-22343 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 02:36:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44386#comment-22343 I feel your pain….

Actually, I’m more excited (if I can use that word) in getting Mazzaro and Stewart.

Foo

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-acquire-three-players-in-trades.html#comment-22342 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 02:34:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44386#comment-22342 I wonder who the better ‘firstbaseman’ would be…Clint or Billy….lol

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-acquire-three-players-in-trades.html#comment-22341 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 02:28:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44386#comment-22341 one more thing: CRob was dealt because the Royals have Hosmer and Butler. If they only had one of these guys, I’m pretty sure CRob would not have been traded at this juncture.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-acquire-three-players-in-trades.html#comment-22340 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 02:26:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44386#comment-22340 its just frustrating to see fellow Buc fans get all bent out of shape about a trade that absolutely DOES NOT hurt the team at all.
the bucs traded two pitchers that almost no one has even seen pitch for a guy that is much better than Hague and Curry and probably even Dickerson. CRob even has a option remaining so he can start the season in AAA if need be.

this is getting ridiculous.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-acquire-three-players-in-trades.html#comment-22339 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 02:24:11 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44386#comment-22339 heres a link to baseball america’s median age averages for each minor league.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2012/04/median-age-for-every-full-season-minor-league/

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-acquire-three-players-in-trades.html#comment-22338 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 02:23:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44386#comment-22338 so with this mantra, CRob will succeed once he turns 35, because he’ll be 2 years older than his level.

He was not a trendy 1B pickup at all. The Royals dropped him, and CRob is much better than Matt Hague. Even if he starts at AAA, this is a very good pickup by the Bucs.

And for the record, Garrett Jones was once LITERALLY an AAAA player, yet he broke out at an advanced age. Theres no reason to think that CRob wont do the same. How about givin’ the guy a chance before we claim he’s QuadA material?

By the way, CRob won the doubleA texas league triple crown at the age of 25. what was the median age for texas leaguers that season? 24.

enough already.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-acquire-three-players-in-trades.html#comment-22337 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 02:20:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44386#comment-22337 Charlie Wilmoth, in the comment section, said that Zach Stewart’s FB had dropped down to the 89 MPH range.

Anyone see anything on that? Perhaps that is why his HR rate has gone way up?

Foo

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