Comments on: Draft Prospect Watch: Gonzales Joins The Mix http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-gonzales-joins-the-mix.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:21:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: magicrat13 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-gonzales-joins-the-mix.html#comment-25083 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:05:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47394#comment-25083 van benchoten was one of the most feared hitters and college and pirates pushed him to be a pitcher…..allie was considered a top pitching prospect and the pirates gave up on him too soon…

point being i can see the pirates taking another player and putting him in the wrong position then giving up…thus wasting another top draft pick….

i am really bummed you didn’t find my post insightful….hope i can sleep tonight…

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By: meatygettingsaucy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-gonzales-joins-the-mix.html#comment-25078 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 03:11:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47394#comment-25078 Ah what an insightful post. Van Benschoten, turned into a pitcher by arguably the worst GM in Pirates history. Allie, 100 MPH fastball, plus slider. Every draft board has him as a top 15 pick as a pitcher. Don’t see anything wrong with drafting him as a pitcher and seeing what he could do at the position. Please tell me who else the Pirates put at the wrong position?

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-gonzales-joins-the-mix.html#comment-25075 Sun, 03 Mar 2013 20:51:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47394#comment-25075 I would say there’s little question as to what position he’ll play in the majors. If nothing else, he’s left handed, the other players mentioned by magicrat are righties. While I still hate the Allie position switch…..well, I still hate the Allie position switch. I realize you can’t really order a guy to do a certain thing on the field, but I am hoping that if he has another awful year in the rookie leagues, that he’ll start trying to look at his potential long term success. At that point, one more down year in rookie ball at 22 years old…I know I’d begin thinking about any and all things I could do to stay in, and pitching will always be Allie’s back up plan.

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-gonzales-joins-the-mix.html#comment-25073 Sun, 03 Mar 2013 17:39:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47394#comment-25073 Great info there, his dad actually played in the Pirates organization in 1997. Frank Gonzales, pitched for Calgary(AAA) that year

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By: poolguyLV http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-gonzales-joins-the-mix.html#comment-25072 Sun, 03 Mar 2013 17:32:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47394#comment-25072 I’ve known Marco since Area Codes, got to spend a week with him and his family there and another week at Gonzaga on a college visit. Great ball player. Team USA and I believe his father pitched 10 years as a pro. Great fit for the Pirates. Kid can pitch!!

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-gonzales-joins-the-mix.html#comment-25071 Sun, 03 Mar 2013 15:48:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47394#comment-25071 He is definitely a pitcher but the hitting aspect shows he is a good athlete. According to Baseball America, he is an advanced pitcher with good control, a nice four pitch mix, plus the best changeup in the draft. Scouts say he could move through the minors quick. He is similar to Jeff Locke(size/lefty/control/velocity/pitch mix)

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By: magicrat13 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-gonzales-joins-the-mix.html#comment-25070 Sun, 03 Mar 2013 15:37:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47394#comment-25070 marco gonzales….great…another multi-position player the pirates will draft and move them to the wrong positions (see Van Benschoten, Allie, etc…)

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