Comments on: Prospect Watch: Big Night For Allie, Taillon Gets Good Results Without Best Stuff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-big-night-for-allie-taillon-gets-good-results-without-best-stuff.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:22:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-big-night-for-allie-taillon-gets-good-results-without-best-stuff.html#comment-27941 Sun, 26 May 2013 03:22:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54584#comment-27941 I think you misunderstood a lot of what I said. I haven’t seen him hit, except batting practice in Spring Training, so I don’t want to make any rash judgments, that is it. There is no shame in saying he should stay at low-A, it’s his first full season as a hitter, makes sense not to rush him through it. You wouldn’t do that with anyone that young, he already skipped over State College.
Osuna is a legit prospect and he was also a starting pitcher not that long ago, Pirates moved him to outfield and signed him, then moved him to first base, so me saying he is 21 months younger than Allie, was pointing out that he isn’t ready to go to AA and both are inexperienced at the position.

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By: Slugger14 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-big-night-for-allie-taillon-gets-good-results-without-best-stuff.html#comment-27940 Sun, 26 May 2013 03:08:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54584#comment-27940 I guess you’ll get on the Pirates payroll as professional scout/evaluator. There are a few variables in your statement John. Allie is a player that has been converted and in transition- Osuna-not, Allie has a lot more upside than Osuna- hands down. Better athlete, power, field ability, hitting ability, and position play at 1B- NO comparison! And I’ve seen them play a lot more than a weekend. Quit drinking the cool aid on this (21-22) year old stuff. This kid is putting up big numbers where he is at this time in his YOUNG career. I am fine with whatever happens. The Pirates are a VERY cautious organization when comes to level advancement- they have a good handle on his situation- bank on it. He’s done a lot of good for the POWER organization and Pirate fans- done it with class and a humbled kid. Gives a lot of credit to his hitting coach- great sign of make-up. Great TEAMMATE!

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-big-night-for-allie-taillon-gets-good-results-without-best-stuff.html#comment-27926 Sat, 25 May 2013 20:04:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54584#comment-27926 I think Hague is a bench player for someone right now. He seems like he would be a solid PH option for some major league team, but I don’t see him starting regularly anywhere, so no worries about losing him if they do. He may be a Sept bench option if he continues to hit. If you see the Pirates competing late, I think his bat is on the bench, a crowded bench at that. They will give Hurdle as many players as he needs in Sept.
Hague is 27 yrs old and a corner infielder with no power, not a combo you worry about losing, but he’s also a .300 hitter that plays multiple positions and has major league experience, so with expanded rosters, he may have a spot

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-big-night-for-allie-taillon-gets-good-results-without-best-stuff.html#comment-27925 Sat, 25 May 2013 19:57:23 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54584#comment-27925 Right now, I’d say no. Ryan Reid and Mike Zagurski are both likely ahead of him among non-roster guys out of the pen.Starters Kris Johnson and Brooks Brown are probably ahead of him at this stage too. He has put his name closer to consideration, but I’d say he still has work to do. Lots of AAAA type talent on that Indy staff

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-big-night-for-allie-taillon-gets-good-results-without-best-stuff.html#comment-27924 Sat, 25 May 2013 19:54:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54584#comment-27924 I could see Bell and Polanco being moved, both are advanced hitters. Hanson I don’t see, his hitting has come around, but I think they want to give him as much time as possible at shortstop so he will move slow.
Herrera hadn’t even played his first game in the states this time last year, I think he is there for the year. Glasnow is very unlikely, he’s on a limited workload, still early in the innings building process.
Allie, I don’t see him moving. His strikeouts are extremely high, this is his first full season of batting and playing defense. He has lots of work to do.
Taillon could move sometime soon, but I don’t think his start last night suggests he is ready to move just yet, so I’d say All-Star break is a more likely time for him to move. You want to see at least two solid starts in a row before moving him, so if he does that next two times out, I think that’s the earliest you see him get promoted.

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-big-night-for-allie-taillon-gets-good-results-without-best-stuff.html#comment-27923 Sat, 25 May 2013 19:47:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54584#comment-27923 I’m going to see four West Virginia games this upcoming weekend, so I’ll have a better idea on Allie soon. Right now, I’m not making any rash judgments on him. I will guess however at your question. I don’t think they move him this year, unless it’s one of those “last two weeks” moves that we see them make often so the players get acclimated to the next level. The simple reason I don’t think they move him, it’s his first full season as a hitter. A second reason is that I believe Jose Osuna is a legit 1B prospect, and just like Allie, they both need time in at the position. Osuna definitely isn’t ready to move and don’t forget, he’s also 21 months younger than Allie, a level higher.
I might change my mind after seeing him play for four days, but right now, I think he stays until mid-August, possibly all season.

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By: PirateTom http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-big-night-for-allie-taillon-gets-good-results-without-best-stuff.html#comment-27922 Sat, 25 May 2013 19:37:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54584#comment-27922 So when do you think Allie might get promoted? Seems like he has his current level pretty much figured out and I’m getting really curious to see if he can carry it over to the next level.

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By: piratemike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-big-night-for-allie-taillon-gets-good-results-without-best-stuff.html#comment-27917 Sat, 25 May 2013 15:21:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54584#comment-27917 Does Hague have the talent to make it in the bigs?
I would hate for this guy to be let go or traded and he goes to another team and becomes a solid player for them for the next 10 years.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-big-night-for-allie-taillon-gets-good-results-without-best-stuff.html#comment-27913 Sat, 25 May 2013 13:48:23 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54584#comment-27913 He should be, if the success continues. While the starters have been doing much better as of late getting further into games, it’s likely that the bullpen will need more help at some point. This depth is why I don’t understand why there would need to be any sort of move made to acquire a bullpen arm. There are easily 3 more pitchers in AAA, and possibly even 4 or 5 that could be ready by September. Bring those guys up and give them all of the low-leverage innings they can handle. In the mean time, if they have options, go around the current bullpen and periodically DL guys with “shoulder fatigue,” in order to give them some rest. It wouldn’t even be that much of a lie, as I’m sure by July, pretty much everyone is starting to feel it.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/prospect-watch-big-night-for-allie-taillon-gets-good-results-without-best-stuff.html#comment-27908 Sat, 25 May 2013 12:50:28 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54584#comment-27908 John….I wonder if Tim Alderson is on the Pirates’ bullpen radar at all?

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