Comments on: Top Performers: Stetson Allie’s Power Wasn’t the Most Impressive Thing This Week http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/top-performers-stetson-allies-power-wasnt-the-most-impressive-thing-this-week.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:39:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: David Lewis http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/top-performers-stetson-allies-power-wasnt-the-most-impressive-thing-this-week.html#comment-26390 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:42:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=50490#comment-26390 Wouldn’t it make more sense to stash the “immediate depth” players in AA and use AAA to actually evaluate your prospects against a higher level of competition?

Or am I missing something? Do these “immediate depth” players need to be facing AAA opposition to transition to ML when needed? Will they stop signing minor league deals with the Pirates if they have to ride a bus around the Eastern League instead of the International League? Does Nutting get bulk discounts on Delta tickets from IND to PIT?

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By: Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/top-performers-stetson-allies-power-wasnt-the-most-impressive-thing-this-week.html#comment-26385 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:19:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=50490#comment-26385 I notice a lot of talk in here about how much Asheville boosted the WV numbers this week (which I agree is likely true). But it makes me think how much of a nightmare it would be to have to evaluate performances in the PCL…

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/top-performers-stetson-allies-power-wasnt-the-most-impressive-thing-this-week.html#comment-26382 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:21:56 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=50490#comment-26382 I think that speaks more to the preference of the Pirates. They tend to use Triple-A spots for immediate depth, while keeping prospects blocked in Double-A. It’s happened the last few years in the outfield, middle infield, and the rotation.

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By: David Lewis http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/top-performers-stetson-allies-power-wasnt-the-most-impressive-thing-this-week.html#comment-26380 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:11:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=50490#comment-26380 “Eventually it would be good to see Lambo in Triple-A, but he’s blocked there by Alex Presley, Felix Pie, and Jerry Sands.”

If anyone even on the periphery of prospect-hood is blocked at AAA by a 28-year-old corner outfielder with a career ML OPS+ of 77 who is a below-average fielder, then all hope is gone.

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