Comments on: Prospect Notebook: The Other Guys From the Hanrahan Trade http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-notebook-the-other-guys-from-the-hanrahan-trade.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:27:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-notebook-the-other-guys-from-the-hanrahan-trade.html#comment-27097 Tue, 07 May 2013 22:05:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52684#comment-27097 why bother?
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because MLB minimum is a lot more than AAA maximum. plain and simple.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-notebook-the-other-guys-from-the-hanrahan-trade.html#comment-27095 Tue, 07 May 2013 22:02:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52684#comment-27095 If they don’t wanna bother, I guarantee some kid behind them will and pass them by.

You’re not entitled to be in the bigs.

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By: krinks35 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-notebook-the-other-guys-from-the-hanrahan-trade.html#comment-27093 Tue, 07 May 2013 20:06:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52684#comment-27093 I have to wonder that Sands and Holt struggling in AAA might be more about their being bitter about having to play in AAA after proving themselves at the major league level. Inge was likewise horrid in AAA the past two years but was respectable in the bigs. I could easily see how doing everything one can to prove themselves worthy to no avail would be to a “why bother” attitude.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-notebook-the-other-guys-from-the-hanrahan-trade.html#comment-27090 Tue, 07 May 2013 19:16:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52684#comment-27090 I don’t think there’s a rush. If they gave him the entire month of May in Altoona, that still gives him 3+ months in Triple-A.

Really I’d like to see more starts like the last two. 3 walks in 13 innings compared to 13 in 23.1 innings in his first four starts. If he keeps the walk counts low, then it would be time to move him up.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-notebook-the-other-guys-from-the-hanrahan-trade.html#comment-27088 Tue, 07 May 2013 19:12:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52684#comment-27088 Must’ve been some other brilliant writer I was thinking of…

;););)

However, doncha think it’d be a good idea to get him up there sooner than later?
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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-notebook-the-other-guys-from-the-hanrahan-trade.html#comment-27086 Tue, 07 May 2013 19:01:58 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52684#comment-27086 I haven’t said that. Pimentel is working on pitching off his fastball and pitching inside. He’s also polishing his slider. It wouldn’t hurt to give him some more time in Double-A to work on that in an easier setting.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-notebook-the-other-guys-from-the-hanrahan-trade.html#comment-27085 Tue, 07 May 2013 18:59:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52684#comment-27085 So him AND Stolmy are going to out of options next year?

As Tim (I believe) has already written, time to get Stolmy to AAA!

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-notebook-the-other-guys-from-the-hanrahan-trade.html#comment-27080 Tue, 07 May 2013 18:43:11 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52684#comment-27080 You are correct on the option year.

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-notebook-the-other-guys-from-the-hanrahan-trade.html#comment-27079 Tue, 07 May 2013 18:41:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52684#comment-27079 Tim, the only positive I can see with Sands is that his K and BB rates are at career norms from his successful AAA stints. His .191 babip is atypical for any prospect in the minors. He appears to be failing to drive the ball which is majorly concerning, but is some of it also bad luck?

Am I correct in that this is Sands’ last option year so its make or break.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-notebook-the-other-guys-from-the-hanrahan-trade.html#comment-27078 Tue, 07 May 2013 18:40:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52684#comment-27078 Holt needs to hit, because he sure can’t field.

Sands’ struggles don’t surprise, altho struggling THAT badly is surprising. Altho a lot of folks thought highly of him, I had always viewed it as a trade of relievers with ‘middling’ prospects thrown in.

The jury is out for me on Stolmy until he does it at AAA.

MM for Hanny was good enough for me at the time.

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