Comments on: The Brewers Just Stole Another Base… http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/the-brewers-just-stole-another-base.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:02:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: dirtydavid4 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/the-brewers-just-stole-another-base.html#comment-27398 Tue, 14 May 2013 20:53:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53431#comment-27398 Sanchez has no chance unless of injury he hasn’t spent his 8 yrs in the minors getting ready before they will play in the bigs.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/the-brewers-just-stole-another-base.html#comment-27386 Tue, 14 May 2013 16:02:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53431#comment-27386 I am sure the Pirates know that Sanchez is a better catcher than McHenry, the problem is that he won’t get much playing time behind Martin, unless Martin is hurt, which he is.
What they should do is shuttle Sanchez up and down when he has a chance to play in the majors, like now when Martin is not full strength, right now Sanchez should be catching, should have been when Martin went down and Martin should have been put on the 15 day DL. McHenry should be backing Sanchez up, I understand the Martin situation, but Martin should not have made the decision, the Pirates should have just DL’d him when he said he was hurt, not wait around for him to feel better.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/the-brewers-just-stole-another-base.html#comment-27385 Tue, 14 May 2013 15:56:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53431#comment-27385 Paulino, has the best arm in the system, an absolute cannon.
Sanchez is very strong and accurate.
Sanchez has excellent footwork also.

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By: joe g. http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/the-brewers-just-stole-another-base.html#comment-27384 Tue, 14 May 2013 15:43:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53431#comment-27384 McKenry lacks a major league arm. Actually, it’s pretty bad. There are high school players that will never play pro baseball that can make the throw to second better than him. He tried to make a snap throw to 1B Sunday and it was laughable. It’s too bad because he seems like a great guy.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/the-brewers-just-stole-another-base.html#comment-27381 Tue, 14 May 2013 15:14:01 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53431#comment-27381 Sanchez won’t have problems throwing out runners. Some of that last night was on Burnett, but Sanchez has a better arm than McKenry, so he would help the situation.

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By: moose7195 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/the-brewers-just-stole-another-base.html#comment-27380 Tue, 14 May 2013 15:12:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53431#comment-27380 A lot of people like McKenry because of the occasional power but this man is not an everyday catcher. He doesn’t hit for average and I’ve been down on him since last year due to his ability to go on long cold streaks between homers. Sanchez might not hit .230, and he probably wont produce as many home runs. But the scouting report says that he can throw people out, and runs saved are just as good as runs created. Give the kid a chance to learn the Big League game from Martin and see if he can reach his potential.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/the-brewers-just-stole-another-base.html#comment-27378 Tue, 14 May 2013 14:24:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53431#comment-27378 I watched both McHenry and Sanchez catch a lot in ST and to me there is no comparison, Sanchez is far superior. I believe that Hurdle’s patience with McHenry has to be reaching the end point.
I know that McHenry works hard on his throwing, I watched him practice in ST and he was terrible, he simply can’t throw, if he gets someone out it will be luck.
He was in right field one day and he had a guy standing at the right field line, he was practicing coming out of his crouch and throwing to SB, the only problem was the guy standing at the foul line rarely saw a ball he could catch, McHenry nearly nailed someone in the right field stands a couple of times.
Why they don’t like Sanchez is beyond me, he has a cannon for an arm, can hit, can handle pitchers, oh and he can catch. I guess they don’t want him here as a backup, but McHenry is going to force them to make a move they probably don’t want to make.

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By: vanderbilt http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/the-brewers-just-stole-another-base.html#comment-27377 Tue, 14 May 2013 14:19:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53431#comment-27377 Who has the better arm in the minors? Sanchez, Paulino or Stallings? Maybe we should put Pedro behind the plate! He has a gun for an arm!!!!!

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By: Brian Gahagen http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/the-brewers-just-stole-another-base.html#comment-27375 Tue, 14 May 2013 13:25:43 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53431#comment-27375 How much better than McKenry is Sanchez defensively? I think this would have been a perfect time to find out. I like the Fort but he is a ok bat but can’t throw a runner out to save his life. He is a backup catcher at best. Why not give that job to someone who is defensively superior and don’t even being up the Mercer situation. Keeping OLD MCDONALD on the farm is absolutely ridiculous.

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By: Blue Bomber http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/the-brewers-just-stole-another-base.html#comment-27374 Tue, 14 May 2013 12:18:52 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53431#comment-27374 McKenry has been embarrassing behind the plate this year. Word is out to run on him at will (John Buck, JOHN BUCK stole a base on Sunday!?). I completely agree with your analysis that if Martin can’t start soon they should bring up Sanchez. I think you can pick your spots to use McKenry as a backup, but he has looked exposed over the last couple of games.

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