Comments on: First Pitch: Should Jose Tabata Be the Everyday Right Fielder? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-should-jose-tabata-be-the-everyday-right-fielder.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:06:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Steve Zielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-should-jose-tabata-be-the-everyday-right-fielder.html#comment-27585 Sun, 19 May 2013 21:54:58 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53969#comment-27585 Yes. I advocate giving Marte and McCutchen more rest days.

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By: Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-should-jose-tabata-be-the-everyday-right-fielder.html#comment-27583 Sun, 19 May 2013 15:55:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53969#comment-27583 Yeah, but what sucks is that I think they mostly step on each others toes as far matchups go.

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By: ianmonk http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-should-jose-tabata-be-the-everyday-right-fielder.html#comment-27581 Sun, 19 May 2013 15:32:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53969#comment-27581 Simply put, I think Snider and Tabata are competing for the RF job. I feel whomever continues to be productive with the time they have will see a majority of the time as the season progresses. On another note, I feel Tabata could hit with power more consistently if he would tweak his stance slightly.

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By: maguro http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-should-jose-tabata-be-the-everyday-right-fielder.html#comment-27580 Sun, 19 May 2013 15:23:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53969#comment-27580 Well, yeah, I don’t necessarily see either one as an everyday player. Which is why the Pirates need to keep playing both and try to work the matchups to to their advantage.

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By: IC Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-should-jose-tabata-be-the-everyday-right-fielder.html#comment-27579 Sun, 19 May 2013 15:17:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53969#comment-27579 Why break whats working? Leave the situation alone. As it is both Snider and Tabata can’t play 10 games without getting hurt so each will get plenty of opportunities to hit against pitchers from the same side.

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By: Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-should-jose-tabata-be-the-everyday-right-fielder.html#comment-27578 Sun, 19 May 2013 15:13:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53969#comment-27578 I see both RF’s as big ifs…our hope is that one of them hits their potential. But, my point is that your 614 OPS is a much smaller sample size than my 278 BA

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By: moose7195 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-should-jose-tabata-be-the-everyday-right-fielder.html#comment-27577 Sun, 19 May 2013 15:05:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53969#comment-27577 For some reason, I just don’t believe in Tabata. Last year was painful to watch as he showed how out of shape he was on his way to the minors/DL. I’ll admit he looks like he is in better shape, and he is playing better. But the scouting report on him has changed every year. He went from power hitter to a hitter for a high average only to see him become a hitter that couldn’t hit his own weight. So forgive me for not trusting his 340 average, but this guy hasn’t put a together a consistent season since his rookie year.

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By: maguro http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-should-jose-tabata-be-the-everyday-right-fielder.html#comment-27576 Sun, 19 May 2013 14:54:43 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53969#comment-27576 That’s a big if, considering Tabata had a .614 OPS as recently as 10 May. He’s basically been terrible all year, then had two big games last week and now he deserves a full time job. Whatever.

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By: maguro http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-should-jose-tabata-be-the-everyday-right-fielder.html#comment-27575 Sun, 19 May 2013 14:50:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53969#comment-27575 What’s wrong with it is that hot streaks have basically zero predictive value. It’s managing by the gambler’s fallacy.

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By: Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-should-jose-tabata-be-the-everyday-right-fielder.html#comment-27574 Sun, 19 May 2013 14:37:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53969#comment-27574 If I may…Tabata does have a career 278 BA against righties and 253 against lefties. He’s always been better against RH, so if he’s made a real skill improvement then it only makes sense for him to bat against RH

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