Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #5 – Luis Heredia http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-top-prospects-5-luis-heredia.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:13:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: City of ChampYinz http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-top-prospects-5-luis-heredia.html#comment-24265 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 02:30:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46261#comment-24265 Yeah, the Sano non-signing is one of the biggest moments of Huntington’s tenure. Can’t help but imagine what the system would look like if you added a hitter like Sano. I’d argue #1 in the majors by a quite a margin.

I think Huntington was being kind of cheap with Sano. He probably could have been signed easily for $3-$3.5 million at the outset. He ended up signing with the Twins for $3.15mil. The Pirates reportedly offered him $2.6 million. Losing a player of his caliber over $550K is inexcusable. Especially given that 2009 was the year we went with Sanchez in the draft, saving a bunch of money. A point made even more painful by the production of the other 2009 draft picks.

Too bad we’ll never know what could have been had the Bucs just been willing to pony up an extra $600K for Sano in the first place.

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By: Dean Manifest http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-top-prospects-5-luis-heredia.html#comment-24210 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:02:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46261#comment-24210 That’s definitely part of it. Body type too. Skim through the recent prospect posts….at first glance practically all the arms below AAA look like the same guy.

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By: NastyNate82 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-top-prospects-5-luis-heredia.html#comment-24207 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:26:43 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46261#comment-24207 Yeah, I don’t remember that. Cause he didn’t.

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By: tempman89 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-top-prospects-5-luis-heredia.html#comment-24198 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:25:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46261#comment-24198 Just imagine if NH didn’t mess up the sano signing

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By: AppDevRecruiter http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-top-prospects-5-luis-heredia.html#comment-24185 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:48:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46261#comment-24185 I’m all for nojinx, wA, but I think DM just means to highlight that NH is, for the most part, avoiding the slider in pitcher development – the slider being harder on arms than other pitches.

correct me if i’m wrong here, Dean. i’m on board with avoiding the slider (although you can’t with a guy like Cole).

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-top-prospects-5-luis-heredia.html#comment-24181 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:57:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46261#comment-24181 dont jinx it, brudder. :-x

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By: Dean Manifest http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-top-prospects-5-luis-heredia.html#comment-24179 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:34:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46261#comment-24179 I know, I love it. Huntington has had his ups and downs, but the one thing I’ve unequivocally loved is his commitment to acquiring tall, big-framed power arms and having them focus on developing a fastball-curveball-changeup repertoire. Remember all the TJ under Littlefield? Not only is Huntington getting high upside arms, but he’s keeping them healthy.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-top-prospects-5-luis-heredia.html#comment-24174 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:14:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46261#comment-24174 Cole, JT and Heredia, along with some of our other pitchers like Kingham, Holmes and now Glasnow, give me LOTS of hope in our footure.

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