Comments on: Major League Roster Predictions With One Week Remaining in Camp http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/major-league-roster-predictions-with-one-week-remaining-in-camp.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 27 May 2014 12:05:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: ianmonk http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/major-league-roster-predictions-with-one-week-remaining-in-camp.html#comment-25533 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:43:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48377#comment-25533 I said earlier Sanchez would make this team. McPherson showing he’s not ready is what surprised me. I really see him being a quality 3 or 4 eventually. Tabata got paid and thought he had it figured out. He looks better this year, I hope he makes Snyder’s soon to be struggles irrelevant. I like Harrison over Inge but hope Mercer gets his shot this year at some point. I would hate to see him go to another team and be a quality player without even getting a chance to show here (See P. Ciriaco).

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/major-league-roster-predictions-with-one-week-remaining-in-camp.html#comment-25522 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:42:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48377#comment-25522 Altoona is usually slow. West Virginia is the stadium that is usually fast, although last year they didn’t have a radar gun.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/major-league-roster-predictions-with-one-week-remaining-in-camp.html#comment-25521 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:41:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48377#comment-25521 i doubt Gomez gets claimed by anyone.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/major-league-roster-predictions-with-one-week-remaining-in-camp.html#comment-25520 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:39:43 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48377#comment-25520 If Sanchez is the 5 and Locke goes to the pen, whom is the 4th starter? Karstens isnt ready for the load just yet.
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also, about mcfear’s fastball: he is a slow starter and as long as he gets his reps, in AAA, he should be back up around 94ish soon.
also remember that radar guns sometimes arent accurate. for example, his 91 would read 99 in altoona.

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/major-league-roster-predictions-with-one-week-remaining-in-camp.html#comment-25519 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 00:33:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48377#comment-25519 actually Tim, after thinking about it- I don’t think Inge makes the team with McDonald coming in. I think he takes that spot. Because of that I think Mercer or Harrison makes the team. The answer depending on whether or not FO kMercer can be the starter next year. Harrison has more speed, and grit, but actual skill level isn’t great. I would lean towards Mercer making the team, and Harrison being sent down personally, but since Harrison can play multiple positions, You may see Harrison make the team until D’Arnoud is healthy, and then Harrison getting sent down and Mercer called up if he is playing well in Indy. Eventually I think D’arnoud was the planned utility man because of his superior base running and base stealing skills, but that plan was blown up with the injury

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/major-league-roster-predictions-with-one-week-remaining-in-camp.html#comment-25516 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:45:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48377#comment-25516 or the pitcher, that’s two opportunities following decent obp guys like Martin and Snider.

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/major-league-roster-predictions-with-one-week-remaining-in-camp.html#comment-25515 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:30:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48377#comment-25515 I still don’t know why Bryan Morris didn’t make the team…..I’m befuddled by that quite honestly. If Kastens and Watson start on the DL, which is what I expect, you might just see us recall Morris before the season even begins.

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/major-league-roster-predictions-with-one-week-remaining-in-camp.html#comment-25514 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:26:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48377#comment-25514 Tim, I’d have to say I agree with everything you said. I wouldn’t disagree with a single one of those predictions even though they aren’t necessarily the best moves. I would have preferred releasing Inge and sending down Harrison, keeping Mercer and DeJesus. Keeping presley, designating Tabata- although I don’t think Karstens will open in the bullpen. I think they will DL him, get him stretched out by pitching two games at 5 innings and insert him into the rotation as soon as he’s eligible, which would allow us a tad more flexibility.

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/major-league-roster-predictions-with-one-week-remaining-in-camp.html#comment-25513 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:21:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48377#comment-25513 Tabata is still a bonehead- In Orlando Vs. Atlanta he wasn’t paying attention and got thrown out by a mile on the back end of a double steal cause he wasn’t running hard when Marte had third strolling in neutral. Tabata was then taken out with 2 outs for the double switch in the 4th inning. In the games I saw, Tabata wasn’t impressing anyone, but nor was Snider. I think we both know that Presley has earned the spot, but just isn’t going to get it because of the business of options. I’d honestly be okay with designating Tabata for assignment and if someone wants the contract long-term, let them have fun.

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By: bohringer9 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/major-league-roster-predictions-with-one-week-remaining-in-camp.html#comment-25511 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:01:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48377#comment-25511 Gomez likely wouldn’t still be in the organization if he’s not in the majors. Irwin would be there, although it’s not clear how going north with Sanchez affects this. AAA will be crowded whether we send Harrison down or not. Luckily Mercer, De Jesus, D’Arnaud and him all play multiple positions, so they should be able to work it out. There will be a lot of guys who need at bats though, so it’ll be interesting to see how that works out.

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