Comments on: Jim Callis Thinks the Pirates Should Draft Colin Moran http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/jim-callis-thinks-the-pirates-should-draft-colin-moran.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 26 May 2014 11:11:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: meatygettingsaucy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/jim-callis-thinks-the-pirates-should-draft-colin-moran.html#comment-26069 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 21:53:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49434#comment-26069 I second this

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/jim-callis-thinks-the-pirates-should-draft-colin-moran.html#comment-26003 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:15:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49434#comment-26003 Depth at a position would not be my primary reason for starting somebody through the system. Our current 3B hit 30 HR’s/86 RBI in 2012 and will not even get to Arbitration until 2014. At that point we will still have him under control for 3 more years. Wyatt Mathisen, 19, our second round pick last year played SS in HS and will be either a C or 3B as he matures. Another to look at is our sixth round pick last year, Eric Wood, 20, who had a VG year in the GCL last year.

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By: jimfalbo21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/jim-callis-thinks-the-pirates-should-draft-colin-moran.html#comment-25999 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 05:33:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49434#comment-25999 Fans will debate on which position we need to address w their first pick, however the Pirates will take the top player available on their draft board, regardless of position. Which is exactly what is best for the organization.

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By: jg941 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/jim-callis-thinks-the-pirates-should-draft-colin-moran.html#comment-25990 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 02:19:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49434#comment-25990 I know it’s a good idea to load up the gun on pitchers, but not when you actually have zero bullets at third base – you can’t NOT address the issue.

Flip over to the depth tracker on this site and look at 3B all the way down to low A – it’s the only position in the system that looks like that all the way to the bottom, not one P2 top 50 prospect anywhere in the food chain.

This year is a unique opportunity to address that one black hole with two college 3Bs ranked in the top 10……gotta make that move now.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/jim-callis-thinks-the-pirates-should-draft-colin-moran.html#comment-25986 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:04:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49434#comment-25986 I do not think that either Bryant or Moran will be able to keep up the pace with which they are currently hitting. But, is that the best direction for the Pirates? I see the 2013 draft as the last for at least a few years and the way to prep for the future is to load up on front line pitching. They can either become pitchers with the Pirates, or very valuable trading chips for the future. I know you suggested Denney, but the Pirates have at least 5 Catchers spread through the system, and Mathisen looks to be the real deal and is only a year out of HS. Very few college hitters carry the same level of quality through the minors – if they did, we would be loaded with MLB-ready hitters. LHSP’s Manaea (c), Ball (HS), Clarkin (HS), Krook (HS), Puk (HS).

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By: jg941 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/jim-callis-thinks-the-pirates-should-draft-colin-moran.html#comment-25984 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 22:12:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49434#comment-25984 They ABSOLUTELY should be drafting Moran with the #9 pick. In fact, the only reason they should pass on Moran is if 3B Kris Bryant happens to still be on the board, but I don’t think he will be.

IMO, the Pirates level of pain on draft day will be determined by whether both of those guys are gone before #9, or if one is still available.

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