Comments on: All’s Well with Allie in West Virginia http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/alls-well-with-allie-in-west-virginia.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: BDevito http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/alls-well-with-allie-in-west-virginia.html#comment-26757 Sun, 28 Apr 2013 14:32:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51611#comment-26757 Not Hayworth, Jason Werth, then yes he would look huge. I would suppose they are taking into account he can still turn on an inside pitch if that’s all he gets otherwise telling everyone you are only going opposite field just invites more inside pitches and/or a defensive shift. So hopefully they have covered this contingency.

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By: BDevito http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/alls-well-with-allie-in-west-virginia.html#comment-26756 Sun, 28 Apr 2013 14:29:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51611#comment-26756 That was my first thought too when I heard about trying to go to right field to get arms extended for best results. I wondered what would happen on more frequent inside pitches when you have a thought in your head to go opposite field, hard to do on an inside pitch. But I’m no batting instructor so I figure they have a plan that includes how to handle that or else telling everyone your strategy just gives pitchers a gameplan. He’s got quick hands though I assure you. When I’m looking at the above picture you are referencing I’m seeing pectoral muscles further out than a stomach. Guys like Albert Belle managed to do it with a much bigger gut than Stets. If you compare to Jason Hayworth

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By: BDevito http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/alls-well-with-allie-in-west-virginia.html#comment-26718 Sat, 27 Apr 2013 02:06:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51611#comment-26718 I frequent the Gawker message boards where 99% of comments are just sarcastic snarkisms so I think I’ve been primed to instantly interpret everything that way.

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By: Ericfg http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/alls-well-with-allie-in-west-virginia.html#comment-26717 Sat, 27 Apr 2013 02:04:14 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51611#comment-26717 Not that I doubt you BD, but that picture at the top of the article is NOT flattering and is frankly alarming. When I first saw it I said ‘no….that can’t be him’. I’ll google some more images of him but my thoughts are ‘advanced pitchers are going to pitch inside, under that gut, and there’s no way he can get the hands there in time.’

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By: BDevito http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/alls-well-with-allie-in-west-virginia.html#comment-26716 Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:59:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51611#comment-26716 You’re all good. I just want to see him get some fan support built up.

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By: BDevito http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/alls-well-with-allie-in-west-virginia.html#comment-26715 Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:56:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51611#comment-26715 He’s been the same height I think (within an inch or so) since sophomore year and had very wide, athletic build and is only now actually filling that out with more muscle as stated above. It’s not an El Guapo-type situation where he appears to have eaten an entire Subaru hatchback. Reminds me of Jim Thome’s change from rookie year with tribe to the first few years in MLB.

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/alls-well-with-allie-in-west-virginia.html#comment-26705 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:19:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51611#comment-26705 Thanks WA. He’s built like a bigger Jim Leyritz. Hopefully he can jump to AA to start next year and make that big adjustment. He seems to be learning at an exponential level. Great to see some power hitters in the system…Greg Polanco looks incredible. I think he will play in the majors at some point next year. His plate discipline is phenomenal for a young player. I drool thinking about a Marte, Cutch, Polanco OF.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/alls-well-with-allie-in-west-virginia.html#comment-26696 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:35:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51611#comment-26696 he looks pretty much just like he did when he was drafted minus the long hair. and, unlike Pedro, his weight gain looks to be muscle around the torso while el Toro’s weight issues are his lower half.
Allie is a decent athlete.

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By: ianmonk http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/alls-well-with-allie-in-west-virginia.html#comment-26689 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 06:20:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51611#comment-26689 He looks like a bull, how much weight has he gained since last year? He puts Evan Gattis to shame.

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/alls-well-with-allie-in-west-virginia.html#comment-26684 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 03:40:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51611#comment-26684 I havent seen him up close but how is his weight? He looks like a guy like Pedro Alvarez…he is always going to be trying to keep it under control. Not that it is a big deal but it just looks like he is going to have to get real disciplined as he approaches his mid-20′s.

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