P3 Episode 3: What To Do With Alvarez, Gomez, and Mercer; Casey Sadler Interview

Pirates Prospects PodcastEpisode three of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. This week’s episode includes analysis from Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports) and James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) on the Pirates, John Eshleman (@John_Eshleman) on Altoona, Tom Bragg on West Virginia, John Dreker (@JohnDreker) on the draft, an interview with Altoona pitching prospect Casey Sadler (@sadler_squared), and more. Highlights of the show include:

**Minor League Recaps with a look at Tony Sanchez, Alex Dickerson, Jameson Taillon, Casey Sadler, Gregory Polanco, Nick Kingham, Josh Bell, Clay Holmes, and more.

**John Dreker joins the show to discuss the 2013 draft, including details on Trey Ball, Reese McGuire, Jon Denney, Brandon Shipley, and Austin Meadows.

With James and Tom:

**When will Pedro Alvarez start hitting?

**Should the Pirates consider a platoon with any of their guys who are struggling against lefties?

**James McDonald’s injury, and whether Jeanmar Gomez should be in the rotation.

**What to do with Jordy Mercer when Neil Walker returns?

Player Interview

**This week’s player interview is with Casey Sadler. Casey and I discuss his recent start where he threw 88 pitches in 8 innings, his season so far, his move to being a starter in the last year, and his top five restaurants.

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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