Comments on: Chase d’Arnaud Heading to Altoona For the Next Step of Rehab; Thumb Feeling Good http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/chase-darnaud-heading-to-altoona-for-the-next-step-of-rehab-thumb-feeling-good.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 07:06:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: ianmonk http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/chase-darnaud-heading-to-altoona-for-the-next-step-of-rehab-thumb-feeling-good.html#comment-27582 Sun, 19 May 2013 15:48:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53922#comment-27582 I agree, Chase is a incredible athlete. When/if he gets the opportunity and shows he can hit at the major league level, this will be a very tough decision for the front office to make.

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By: joe g. http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/chase-darnaud-heading-to-altoona-for-the-next-step-of-rehab-thumb-feeling-good.html#comment-27556 Sun, 19 May 2013 00:00:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53922#comment-27556 Lee, I agree, but Chase was nowhere near ready for the bigs. At that time the Pirates lacked depth and he was needed. I like Mercer, but his athletic ability pales in comparison to d’Arnaud. I just think that the competition between the two will be stronger than some folks think.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/chase-darnaud-heading-to-altoona-for-the-next-step-of-rehab-thumb-feeling-good.html#comment-27554 Sat, 18 May 2013 22:49:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53922#comment-27554 If he hits well
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If he improves his defense.
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Two very big ifs. Btw, Chase was terrible in Pgh on defense, esp throwing. People sitting in the stands on the first base side feared for their lives when Chase made a throw.

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By: joe g. http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/chase-darnaud-heading-to-altoona-for-the-next-step-of-rehab-thumb-feeling-good.html#comment-27552 Sat, 18 May 2013 21:03:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53922#comment-27552 It is not a forgone conclusion that Mercer becomes the next SS in Pittsburgh. d’Arnaud is more athletic and brings speed to the table. If he hits well and improves on the defense he displayed when he played in Pittsburgh, he could very well end up being our next SS.

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