Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Preview: The Infield http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-season-preview-the-infield.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 31 May 2014 02:31:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: twster http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-season-preview-the-infield.html#comment-25764 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:55:58 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48553#comment-25764 I like the JohnMac pickup – certainly as a backup to Barmes, but even more-so as a backup to Walker. He has a good glove, great attitude and is always hustling when he’s on the field. Watching Walker in ST I’m not convinced his back problems are “cured”. It would be a shame if he had to miss a significant amount of time again this season due to reoccurring back problems.

Also, I think Gaby has terrible hands in the field. But he did hit the ball well this spring – I’m hoping he gets enough at-bats to put up 30 HRs this year which he is certainly capable of.

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By: Kerry Writtenhouse http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-season-preview-the-infield.html#comment-25763 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:46:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48553#comment-25763 I don’t remember J. R. House providing any sort of stability behind the plate for Pittsburgh. Good high school athlete though.

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By: NastyNate82 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-season-preview-the-infield.html#comment-25760 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 02:46:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48553#comment-25760 I get what you’re saying, but I can’t say they’re almost meaningless at all. 30 homer is 30 homers. We’d love more consistency…in fact, if he was more consistent and made contact a bit more, obviously balls in play = more hits. But even if he’s streaky as all hell, I just can’t call 30 homers meaningless.

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By: Bote Funkhouser http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-season-preview-the-infield.html#comment-25759 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 02:11:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48553#comment-25759 To me it looks like you should ask the cardinals how meaningless his home runs were.

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By: jfredland http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-season-preview-the-infield.html#comment-25758 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:52:59 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48553#comment-25758 Hedwig and The Angry Inge.

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By: La Pirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-season-preview-the-infield.html#comment-25755 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:06:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48553#comment-25755 Yes, a good roundup on the starters. I think the infield bench is worth mentioning. I doubt Inge is going to have an impact and personally I dont think Harrison gets his proper due. He always plays hard, his fielding is more than adequate and he puts the ball in play. I hope he stays up all year. Barmes and McDonald may be interchangeable, if Barmes doesnt produce McD will get more at bats as he is a major league shortstop. I think the front office did the right thing to send Mercer down so he can play everyday. If Barmes gets hurt Mercer becomes the everyday ss.

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By: jg941 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-season-preview-the-infield.html#comment-25753 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:40:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48553#comment-25753 No problem – nice round-up!

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By: Tom Bragg http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-season-preview-the-infield.html#comment-25752 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:23:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48553#comment-25752 You’re right. He’s not a free agent until 2017, I made a mistake when reading the contract details.

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By: jg941 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-season-preview-the-infield.html#comment-25750 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:12:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48553#comment-25750 Walker IS under Pirates’ control, through the end of 2016 – he just has 3 more years of arbitration. Not a free agent until 2017.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-season-preview-the-infield.html#comment-25747 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:43:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48553#comment-25747 More consistency and less K’s would be great!

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