Comments on: Top Performers: Do the Pirates Have Anything With Felix Pie? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-anything-with-felix-pie.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: IC Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-anything-with-felix-pie.html#comment-27637 Tue, 21 May 2013 02:38:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54099#comment-27637 Pie has been everywhere over the years. As much as I would like him to be good he isn’t and never will be. Nice kid with tools but just isn’t a Major League player. If we have to go to Pie it means a disaster has taken place on our team in Pitts.. Not sure why his name keeps popping up on these reports. My guess is he probably looks good in BP.

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By: elgaupo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-anything-with-felix-pie.html#comment-27626 Mon, 20 May 2013 20:19:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54099#comment-27626 Carroll doing well, Sanchez doing well, Mercer doing well, Harrison, Pie, etc. etc.

It’s obvious that Indy is facing terrible pitching or playing in hitter friendly ballparks… or both. The whole team is not ML league ready.

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By: Susanne Klich Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-anything-with-felix-pie.html#comment-27619 Mon, 20 May 2013 18:12:23 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54099#comment-27619 Easler was one of my favorites as a kid. Pie is easily good enough to be a 5th outfielder in the majors. He was a decent player in 09-10 struggled in 11 and hasnt gotten another chance. He is in his prime and I think he will help the Bucs at some point this season. Another guy I think of in the late bloomer mold is Raul Ibanez who didnt do much before 30. Ibanez has a 20.4 WAR since age 30 and 22.0 WAR since age 29. Seattle has a reputation for this with them not giving Edgar martinez steady time until he was 27. Guys get lost in the shuffle and forgotten sometimes…but there are guys out there in the cutout bin. They just need a chance and the right situation…and most importantly, they need a little luck to get hot at the right time and capitalize on the opportunity.

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By: Steve Zielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-anything-with-felix-pie.html#comment-27615 Mon, 20 May 2013 16:45:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54099#comment-27615 Whereas Pie has had many chances to perform in the Major Leagues, Jones did not. Given our outfield depth, Pie may become a component in a mid-season trade, although I’m not sure for what or whom the Pirates would trade him and anyone else.

Jones is a bit like Mike Easler. He did not get his chance till he was at or past his peak. The Hitman had his first full season at age 30. He was a 4-win player that season, by the way, despite the fact that he was a butcher in the field and on the basepaths! Easler was a much better hitter than Jones, though. One can only wonder what Easler would have accomplished if he had become a Major League regular when he was younger.

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-anything-with-felix-pie.html#comment-27614 Mon, 20 May 2013 16:44:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54099#comment-27614 I remember when there was a lot of hype for Pie when he first came up with the Cubs. I believe he certainly has Major league talent. There has always been a question of attitude/concentration level. As you said, he would only be depth, as the Pirates are pretty much set in the outfield. If someone goes down (let’s hope not), he is a decent defensive player you could plug in.

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