Comments on: Pirate City Notes: Solis, Waldron, Relievers, Watson, Mathisen, Allie http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirate-city-notes-solis-waldron-relievers-watson-mathisen-allie.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:54:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: mark_mulder http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirate-city-notes-solis-waldron-relievers-watson-mathisen-allie.html#comment-25643 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:13:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48195#comment-25643 I don’t think he was asking them to be moved. I think they weighed their options and made the decision.

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By: sgrx http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirate-city-notes-solis-waldron-relievers-watson-mathisen-allie.html#comment-25366 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:37:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48195#comment-25366 How has Jimmy Rider looked thus far? Living in Ohio, I was able to see him play a few times last year and again during the college world series. I haven’t seen his name mentioned other than in the lineup one time.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirate-city-notes-solis-waldron-relievers-watson-mathisen-allie.html#comment-25357 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:52:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48195#comment-25357 IR: It is all the same at this level whether hitting or pitching; if you do not have confidence in your ability you will not succeed. It is not enough to throw 100 – command is essential. Most important measurement is the distance between the ears, and how you put that to good use. Some never get there, but the 4 pitchers selected with him in that draft will all see PNC, and not just from the seats. The hitters of Mel Rojas, Jr and Matt Curry are doing pretty well also.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirate-city-notes-solis-waldron-relievers-watson-mathisen-allie.html#comment-25354 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:20:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48195#comment-25354 I’ll have an update on Watson shortly.

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By: Andy Zibuck http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirate-city-notes-solis-waldron-relievers-watson-mathisen-allie.html#comment-25353 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:19:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48195#comment-25353 Bah, I should have asked it here, sorry for the double post:

How did Watson do, and *look*? What exactly is wrong with Tony Watson? It may not be time to panic, but two weeks from OD, I think it’s time to worry. Did he get Steve Blass Disease? What are the “mechanical” and what are the “physical” issues? What is his timetable? Will they bring Wilson north in the bullpen or do they want him to keep starting? Will they bring two lefties is Watson can’t go?

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirate-city-notes-solis-waldron-relievers-watson-mathisen-allie.html#comment-25350 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:38:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48195#comment-25350 Yep, well said, he and his Dad are ruining any chance at a career. Get out of his head and let him work his way back as a short reliever. he even said he wanted to close when he was drafted. Let him just attack hitters with that nasty velocity, wildness.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirate-city-notes-solis-waldron-relievers-watson-mathisen-allie.html#comment-25348 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:23:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48195#comment-25348 I like your thoughts on the matter. How frustrated must the Pirates have been while dealing with him initially asking to be moved to the field? I don’t see why a guy like that couldn’t just go as a two-way player while in rookie ball. That’s what he would’ve done in college.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirate-city-notes-solis-waldron-relievers-watson-mathisen-allie.html#comment-25346 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:09:34 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48195#comment-25346 In that draft, the Pirates hit the mark on Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 16. “Nuke” LaLouche, or Stetson Allie as we know him, has some major issues. Could be his arm is shot, could be he just does not have the drive it takes to compete at the professional level, or he could just be a head case. The Pirates picked the triple-digit arm and they are simply allowing him to get frustrated at hitting and realize that his future in professional baseball is as a pitcher. Sooner or later he will get the message – hopefully he will not wait until he is hitting HR’s on the Slow Pitch Softball Tour. Taillon, Kingham, Waldron, Cumpton – nope, I do not miss Allie.

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By: clemente21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirate-city-notes-solis-waldron-relievers-watson-mathisen-allie.html#comment-25345 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 01:53:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48195#comment-25345 He may well be a wasted pick but since they’ve already paid for him they should try to salvage something of use. He’s not the first HS pitcher with severe wildness – break down his mechanics & start over, limit him to fastballs and sliders, bullpen only. From Tim’s reports he has no shot as a hitter.

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By: mike_carlini66 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirate-city-notes-solis-waldron-relievers-watson-mathisen-allie.html#comment-25344 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 01:27:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48195#comment-25344 I don’t want to see Allie back on the mound. He couldn’t hit the side of the barn. now he is lost in the batter’s box and not much of a fielder either. safe to say he was a wasted pick and i doubt he lasts the year with the organization.

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