Comments on: First Pitch: Aggressively Ranking Prospects http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/first-pitch-aggressively-ranking-prospects.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 25 May 2014 13:41:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Steve Zielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/first-pitch-aggressively-ranking-prospects.html#comment-23989 Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:25:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=45949#comment-23989 The latest CBA constrains every teams International Free Agent signing budget. At best, Gayo could use additional money to deepen his scouting network. But it’s unknown whether that would matter much.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/first-pitch-aggressively-ranking-prospects.html#comment-23987 Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:23:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=45949#comment-23987 It is not proof at all. Historically, getting only 1 solid regular per draft with a few ‘spare’ parts added in (reliever, util guy, etc) is fairly normal ON AVERAGE.

Gayo (and our Latin Program) signs LOTS of players. We don’t hear about all the ones that fail, but the percentage is probably the same. By latin standards, Cayones was a high pick that failed.

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By: formerburgher http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/first-pitch-aggressively-ranking-prospects.html#comment-23985 Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:13:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=45949#comment-23985 When I look at the make up of this list I am shocked on the high % of foreign born player. Given that so much less money is spent on foreign player signing is this further proof that Huntington has done a poor job in the draft? Should Rene Guyo be given a larger budget?

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