Comments on: Stetson Allie is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For April http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/stetson-allie-is-the-pirates-prospects-player-of-the-month-for-april.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:30:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/stetson-allie-is-the-pirates-prospects-player-of-the-month-for-april.html#comment-26931 Fri, 03 May 2013 10:17:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52151#comment-26931 Mercer has a chance to be a halfway decent SS, defensively I mean. Barmes, however, is very good defensively already. Better than Mercer and Ive seen Mercer play many, many times. It’s not an insult against Mercer, its just that Barmes is legitimate.
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Mercer is not a fast runner. He is not an above average hitter. He doesnt have a lot of power. He’s basically a UT guy just like Harrison except a better defender.
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You cant just give a guy a starting position because of one really good month in AAA, just like you shouldnt give a spot to a player who had an awesome spring like Hague had last season. Mercer is improving, especially with patience at the plate, and to be honest I would rather a “tweener” like himself to play everyday in AAA until he’s definately needed in the majors. which, to be honest, may be really soon unfortunately.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/stetson-allie-is-the-pirates-prospects-player-of-the-month-for-april.html#comment-26930 Fri, 03 May 2013 10:12:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52151#comment-26930 I dont see how Mercer is definately our future SS. Hes barely even playing SS in tripleA right now. If anything, hes our future UT guy, even though I think the pirates view Harrison > Mercer.

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By: Susanne Klich Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/stetson-allie-is-the-pirates-prospects-player-of-the-month-for-april.html#comment-26919 Fri, 03 May 2013 00:52:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52151#comment-26919 Barmes’ defense is excellent. No one doubts that…well except jamminjoe. Footspeed and range are two different things. Although I agree that Mercer should be in the majors. He played decently last year.

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By: pburns11 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/stetson-allie-is-the-pirates-prospects-player-of-the-month-for-april.html#comment-26917 Fri, 03 May 2013 00:19:52 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52151#comment-26917 Tim, when will Allie have to be added to the 40 man roster?

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By: jamminjoe66 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/stetson-allie-is-the-pirates-prospects-player-of-the-month-for-april.html#comment-26915 Thu, 02 May 2013 19:44:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52151#comment-26915 I don’t get everyone talking about Barmas has great D & Mercer not having any range. Gabe would probably beat Barmas in a foot race. Mercer has some speed. Barmas has absolutely butchered several plays that has directly cost the pbc some games. Bring up Mercer & if the vet loving clown won’t play him fire him. It would be no big loss.

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By: joe g. http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/stetson-allie-is-the-pirates-prospects-player-of-the-month-for-april.html#comment-26913 Thu, 02 May 2013 18:20:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52151#comment-26913 Its probably better that Jordy stays with Indy for now if you want to see him in Pittsburgh long term. If he gets called up now, he’ll spend all his time in the dugout testing new sunflower seed flavors. At Indy he can apply pressure thru his play and performance.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/stetson-allie-is-the-pirates-prospects-player-of-the-month-for-april.html#comment-26911 Thu, 02 May 2013 16:52:28 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52151#comment-26911 Huntington can bring Mercer up, but Hurdle controls the lineup and he won’t play him, Huntington seems to have learned Hurdle and bringing Mercer up with Barmes and McDonald here is a bad idea, Hurdle is not going to play him. IMO, Huntington would have to do what he did with Marte when he made it clear that Marte was the starting left fielder at the beginning of ST. IMO, Hurdle would not have started Marte if Huntington would have done what he did, I don’t think even at this point that Hurdle likes Marte. I just don’t think he likes young players.

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By: PirateTom http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/stetson-allie-is-the-pirates-prospects-player-of-the-month-for-april.html#comment-26908 Thu, 02 May 2013 16:20:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52151#comment-26908 its ok i’ll be the guy to bring it up. Posted this on the “winning in Milwaukee” article last night but it fits more here. I know the timing is convenient, with John McDonald struggling the way he is right now but what do you think the chances are that we eventually release McDonald and bring up Mercer for some decent playing time, or even just giving Barmes a day off here and there? And if so when do you think it could happen? Mercer is obviously our future SS as of right now(unless we bring somebody else in) and with the year he is having so far I think he might be in a good place to see if he can carry some of that hitting over to the big league level. I was just never a big fan of the McDonald signing in the first place, I think we have enough of a veteran presence without him personally with Inge, Barmes, Burnett, etc. and think Mercer gives us a better opportunity to improve our lineup. His age alone gives him a higher ceiling and his defense is solid enough. But it is true, for whatever reason Mercer can get no love from Hurdle… Any thoughts on that as well?

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/stetson-allie-is-the-pirates-prospects-player-of-the-month-for-april.html#comment-26907 Thu, 02 May 2013 15:46:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52151#comment-26907 I was referring to this year, also how far he might get moved if he gets moved at all, I don’t think the majors this year or next year is very likely no matter what he does, the Pirates are sticklers for their minor league talent touching all the bases.
I think the fact that the Pirates don’t have a power hitting 1st basemen anywhere in the organization besides Jones and Sanchez bodes well for Allie. The Pirates have Jones and Sanchez for the next couple of years, so I don’t think there is a rush on Allie.

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/stetson-allie-is-the-pirates-prospects-player-of-the-month-for-april.html#comment-26905 Thu, 02 May 2013 15:34:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52151#comment-26905 If Allie maintains his current pace, of course they will move him up. At his age he needs to advance quickly. If he can get his strikeouts under control he can play in the majors.

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