Comments on: Baseball America Unveils Top 500 Draft Prospects http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-unveils-top-500-draft-prospects.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:06:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-unveils-top-500-draft-prospects.html#comment-28089 Wed, 29 May 2013 03:34:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54890#comment-28089 I could definitely be wrong, but I don’t see them promoting him anytime soon. This time last year he had zero pro AB’s and was playing 3B. He already skipped a level getting to WV to start the year, so this would be a huge rush in someone’s first full year as a hitter. The aggressive promotions usually come with college players at this level, or guys at High-A who have already shown previous success

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By: Monkshot http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-unveils-top-500-draft-prospects.html#comment-28088 Wed, 29 May 2013 03:26:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54890#comment-28088 John, what will they do with Osuna when Allie gets promoted? Seems like a majority of others are thinking this is coming sooner rather than later.

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By: meatygettingsaucy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-unveils-top-500-draft-prospects.html#comment-28068 Tue, 28 May 2013 19:14:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54890#comment-28068 I’d be more inclined to leave him at 1B and not for the usual argument of “we don’t have a 1B blah blah blah”. I just think a 1B who has advanced tools defensively at the spot and has the bat that plays there should maybe given a shot first at that position. I don’t mind players being moved to other positions but it seems like he should start out at 1B and if a move is necessary, then it should be made.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-unveils-top-500-draft-prospects.html#comment-28066 Tue, 28 May 2013 19:04:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54890#comment-28066 Amen to that John. See if he can work out in the OF before moving him to 1b.

Not unlike letting a pitcher start THEN moving him into the “pen.

Foo

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-unveils-top-500-draft-prospects.html#comment-28065 Tue, 28 May 2013 19:03:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54890#comment-28065 Agree

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-unveils-top-500-draft-prospects.html#comment-28061 Tue, 28 May 2013 18:48:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54890#comment-28061 It’s true that most of the better HS players will be able to play more than one position. He obviously has a good enough arm not to waste it at 1B, so it is good to see he has options. He’s a HS player, so while the Pirates outfield looks set for years now with McCutchen/Marte/Bell/Polanco, the amount of time it takes him to get to the majors, a lot can change.

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By: meatygettingsaucy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-unveils-top-500-draft-prospects.html#comment-28059 Tue, 28 May 2013 18:31:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54890#comment-28059 Smith could play OF but every scouting report I have read says he will be an elite defender at 1B

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-unveils-top-500-draft-prospects.html#comment-28058 Tue, 28 May 2013 17:09:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54890#comment-28058 I could live with Ball and Smith.

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