Comments on: First Pitch: The 2011 Draft is the Exact Opposite of the 2009 Draft http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/first-pitch-the-2011-draft-is-the-exact-opposite-of-the-2009-draft.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:38:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/first-pitch-the-2011-draft-is-the-exact-opposite-of-the-2009-draft.html#comment-25307 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 12:52:28 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48069#comment-25307 “SO. over the past few years when some of us mentioned to you that the 09 class was going to be a bust you told us it was too early to tell.”

Correct. As with any prediction of high school talent, it’s too early to tell when making a prediction after seeing those players for 1-2 years. I’ve certainly been down on the 2009 prep pitchers, but I’m talking about their progress in the present, without making future predictions.

“Now not even 2 years later your using the ’11 class to point out success. Intresting.”

Incorrect. If you would have read the article, you’d notice that I wasn’t making any definitive future projections. I’m simply pointing out that the 2011 pitchers have been much better than the 2009 pitchers ever were. In fact, twice in this article I mentioned that the 2011 class is more potential than results.

You’re trying to create something that isn’t there. My approach here is consistent. I’m not making definitive statements for either group. I’m just pointing out where they currently are in their development. I’ve pointed out that the 2009 prep class has been struggling for the past two years. But I’m not guaranteeing that they’ll never amount to anything, just like I’m not guaranteeing that the 2011 class will have success.

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By: keithconto http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/first-pitch-the-2011-draft-is-the-exact-opposite-of-the-2009-draft.html#comment-25306 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 12:39:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48069#comment-25306 SO. over the past few years when some of us mentioned to you that the 09 class was going to be a bust you told us it was too early to tell. Now not even 2 years later your using the ’11 class to point out success. Intresting.

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By: Steve Zielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/first-pitch-the-2011-draft-is-the-exact-opposite-of-the-2009-draft.html#comment-25298 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:28:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48069#comment-25298 Upshot: The strategy works, but it may not work in any given year.

I suspect von Rosenberg had better bona fides before his draft than any of the overslot 2011 pitchers. We should remind ourselves that every prospect, including Cole and Bundy, come with a bit of risk.

I wonder what the 2010 class would have produced if Seligula and his crew had not undermined the Pirates by refusing to OK some contracts? The Pirates already have a deep system.

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