Comments on: Draft Prospect Watch: Gray And Appel Struggling Recently http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/draft-prospect-watch-gray-and-appel-struggling-recently.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:33:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/draft-prospect-watch-gray-and-appel-struggling-recently.html#comment-27547 Sat, 18 May 2013 17:06:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53848#comment-27547 My top 14 in order would be: Gray, Appel, Bryant, Frazier, Stewart, Meadows, Shipley, Moran, Ball, Stanek, Manaea(pending arm health) Mcguire, Crawford, Smith….so I would be fine with whoever is the top one left when they pick each time. I’ll throw Austin Wilson in at #15 just in case Manaea isn’t healthy, although Renfroe might be a slightly better choice. Seems a bit more athletic, healthier, though not as much power

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By: Kevin Anstrom http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/draft-prospect-watch-gray-and-appel-struggling-recently.html#comment-27546 Sat, 18 May 2013 16:59:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53848#comment-27546 It would be pretty cool if the Pirates drafted Frazier. They could have an outfield with 3 guys born on the same day (September 6, 1994).

Frazier
Raminez
Escobar

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By: meatygettingsaucy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/draft-prospect-watch-gray-and-appel-struggling-recently.html#comment-27544 Sat, 18 May 2013 16:44:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53848#comment-27544 Who are you in favor of drafting, John?

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/draft-prospect-watch-gray-and-appel-struggling-recently.html#comment-27538 Sat, 18 May 2013 15:40:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53848#comment-27538 I think Alvarez had more early hype about his power, but Bryant has definitely equaled him in that department as a Junior. They really aren’t too similar, Alvarez always had questions about contact, while Bryant hasn’t had those questions. It also very unlikely Bryant sticks at 3B. Would be nice to get that bat for the Pirates, but he will likely go top 3, at worst top 5

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/draft-prospect-watch-gray-and-appel-struggling-recently.html#comment-27537 Sat, 18 May 2013 15:30:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53848#comment-27537 I added the results for Manaea just now. I couldn’t find velocity reports last night, so wanted to wait another day to see if anything popped up about it

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/draft-prospect-watch-gray-and-appel-struggling-recently.html#comment-27535 Sat, 18 May 2013 15:18:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53848#comment-27535 I think Manaea’s problem has been due to just having a very trying season. He was pitching in cold weather early on, then lost an entire week to the weather, so he went 15 days without a start. He then sprained his ankle and pitched with it hurt the next week, then hurt his hip, which first pushed him back two days, then caused him to miss a week. I think all of that snowballed into a change in his mechanics/delivery and he’s had slightly lower velocity recently. It’s been tough for him all year

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By: meatygettingsaucy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/draft-prospect-watch-gray-and-appel-struggling-recently.html#comment-27533 Sat, 18 May 2013 15:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53848#comment-27533 Ball. Manaea has shown incredible wildness this season and his only real claim to fame was his dominance in the Cape Cod League last year. I know people want guys who could help the Pirates sooner rather than later but I think Manaea has reliever written all over him.

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By: Kevin Anstrom http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/draft-prospect-watch-gray-and-appel-struggling-recently.html#comment-27530 Sat, 18 May 2013 13:23:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53848#comment-27530 I would order
Kaminsky>Ball>Manaea
Kaminsky lacks the height but is the best bet to remain a starter. However I wouldn’t complain about any of them in the first round.

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By: Lee Pingree http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/draft-prospect-watch-gray-and-appel-struggling-recently.html#comment-27523 Sat, 18 May 2013 10:55:52 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53848#comment-27523 It seems like a lot of fans of the pirates want them to take Moran (if available) but the top two left handed pitchers in Manea and Ball is really intriguing to me. It would be my ideal draft if the pirates were able to somehow get both of them.

Who does everyone prefer…Ball or Manea?

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By: Lee Pingree http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/draft-prospect-watch-gray-and-appel-struggling-recently.html#comment-27522 Sat, 18 May 2013 10:42:34 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53848#comment-27522 I know Bryant and Pedro bat from different sides of the plate but is there similar hype between the two players? Is one considered to have more power?

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