Comments on: Bell, Diaz Come Up Big For West Virginia http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/bell-diaz-come-up-big-for-west-virginia.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:23:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Slugger14 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/bell-diaz-come-up-big-for-west-virginia.html#comment-27181 Thu, 09 May 2013 20:56:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52842#comment-27181 Chris.
You are missing a check point! This kid is re-learning how to hit a the professional level- “it takes time”. If he wasnt so athletic it might be a different story. To say he is slighty old, common man, too many uneducated baseball people do not understand the process. Look at the names on that list- its all a guess! Are some of those guys having his type of season to date. Its not a race it is a marathon. He may very well be heading to Pittsburgh- who knows?

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By: Joe Sweetnich http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/bell-diaz-come-up-big-for-west-virginia.html#comment-27166 Thu, 09 May 2013 15:56:58 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52842#comment-27166 No NC Buc,

I think Joely was a minor league FA from the Dominican. The return for Laroche was, as I recall, Hunter Strickland and the no bat shortstop named Diaz (from the Red Sox).. We just lost Strickland to the Giants a few months ago (DFA’d off 40 man).

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By: Joe Sweetnich http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/bell-diaz-come-up-big-for-west-virginia.html#comment-27165 Thu, 09 May 2013 15:53:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52842#comment-27165 Chris,

On Allie, he was a high draft pick as a pitcher. His SO% is too high as a hitter. Granted he is doing well at A ball, but he is slightly old for that league. Still see him as a very long shot to be able to make it to Pittsburgh one day.

And to answer a previous question, the old quote “an opinion is like an — hole, everyone has one”. Of course, this is all my opinion.

It will be interesting to see how Tim and others move Allie up the prospect list the next time they put one out. I still don’t see him in the top 15.

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By: NorCal Buc http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/bell-diaz-come-up-big-for-west-virginia.html#comment-27154 Thu, 09 May 2013 13:35:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52842#comment-27154 Joley Rodriguez??? Was he the return for Adam LaRoche?, if my memory serves me correctly (hahaha, my memory……..)

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By: TNBucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/bell-diaz-come-up-big-for-west-virginia.html#comment-27151 Thu, 09 May 2013 12:32:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52842#comment-27151 I may have missed this, but what’s up with Eric Wood? I’ve noticed he hasn’t played in a few days. (I think Wood is our most underrated prospect.)

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By: Chris Hale http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/bell-diaz-come-up-big-for-west-virginia.html#comment-27148 Thu, 09 May 2013 11:32:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52842#comment-27148 Joe you have nothing to support your guess/opinion. You think just because Allie failed as a pitcher he will fail as a hitter?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/bell-diaz-come-up-big-for-west-virginia.html#comment-27145 Thu, 09 May 2013 11:08:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52842#comment-27145 Hoping Bell and Allie become a fearsome combo for us in the footure.

An old man can dream, can’t he?

:)

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By: Slugger14 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/bell-diaz-come-up-big-for-west-virginia.html#comment-27143 Thu, 09 May 2013 10:54:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52842#comment-27143 If he continues to stick with his offensive approach and makes adjustments to to how they may or may not be pitching him he’ll be fine. The key is he has shown the progress which is what minor league baseball is ALL about. You have to remember this guy has only been swinging the bat for (2) months in GCL and (month/half) in A-ball. Do you know how HARD it is to hit at any level. He is 22 years old he has a little time don’t YOU think! And lastly, give the kid a little props. I am glad you stated, “My guess, which is like an opinion”. But, explain what are you referring?

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By: Joe Sweetnich http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/bell-diaz-come-up-big-for-west-virginia.html#comment-27139 Thu, 09 May 2013 00:19:16 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52842#comment-27139 Stetson Allie – My guess, which is like an opinion, which everyone has (and we all know what I’m referring to) in a month will be hitting .275

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By: Andrew Smalley http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/bell-diaz-come-up-big-for-west-virginia.html#comment-27138 Wed, 08 May 2013 23:42:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52842#comment-27138 I’m quite sure that this site – at least according to Tim – would vehemently disagree with the notion/assertion that “protection” (as that word is commonly understood) plays any part in what type/frequency of pitches that a batter will see. Especially, when said batter is in the Minor Leagues.

In other words, protection is a myth in the Majors; protection is factually non-existent in the Minors.

CD

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