Comments on: Martin’s Role Could Be A Key to Success http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/martins-role-could-be-a-key-to-success.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:02:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Mark Ludwig http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/martins-role-could-be-a-key-to-success.html#comment-26295 Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:31:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49901#comment-26295 I know he has a lousy batting average through 8 games, but I’m not sure I agree that Martin has been terrible. He’s not striking out (11%) he’s walking (14%) and he’s hitting line drives (20%). Obviously the ball hasn’t been falling in for him yet, but that’s what happens through a week of baseball. There are all kinds of strange quirks with early season numbers. Nothing that I’ve seen from Martin thus far makes me believe he’ll be any worse than the 15 HR, 95 wRC+ hitter that could have been expected coming into this year.

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By: Marco Rincones http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/martins-role-could-be-a-key-to-success.html#comment-26293 Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:46:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49901#comment-26293 It would be great if Russell Martin could hit but like last year with Barajas we said the same thing. However this year I’d like to think that Martin will be a great deal better keeping some baserunners glued to first or second base and not moving up to the next open one at the drop of the hat. Wasn’t Rod’s caught stealing ratio less than 10% – it was embarrassing.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/martins-role-could-be-a-key-to-success.html#comment-26291 Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:43:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49901#comment-26291 amen!

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By: beatembuccos21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/martins-role-could-be-a-key-to-success.html#comment-26261 Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:11:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49901#comment-26261 I’ve read this article before. It was written about this time last year. Except instead of the Dodgers and Yankees, it was the Dodgers and the Dbacks. Instead of Russell Martin, it was Rod Barajas.

Hopefully he’ll provide more punch than Barajas did. Hopefully he’ll aid the pitchers in controlling the running game. The jury is out at this point. The Pirates will need performance instead of praise from AJ to justify this free agent signing.

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