Comments on: First Pitch: Five Popular Prospects and When They Might Be Promoted http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-five-popular-prospects-and-when-they-might-be-promoted.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:51:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: iChuck33 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-five-popular-prospects-and-when-they-might-be-promoted.html#comment-29311 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:19:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57521#comment-29311 Coach was resting some players for the all-star game

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By: Susanne Klich Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-five-popular-prospects-and-when-they-might-be-promoted.html#comment-29309 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 02:55:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57521#comment-29309 James Vargo…it is one game…relax a little on McKenry. He has had a lot of big hits for the Bucs. Even Michael Jordan missed shots at the buzzer. Is Sanchez a better hitter than the fort…probably…but not by a great margin….and McKenry is still well ahead of TS behind the plate. Sanchez had his 11th error tonight. Yet another throwing error too. Sanchez still has some work to do. We are in a pennant race. Cole was called up at the right time and plenty of guys have been pushed and jumped levels.

- Fred L

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By: Susanne Klich Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-five-popular-prospects-and-when-they-might-be-promoted.html#comment-29308 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 02:44:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57521#comment-29308 bqjd – I’m sorry but very little of what you say makes any sense. Someone had to say it. Glasnow is not walking guys because he knows he can dominate. He is walking guys because he is still raw and learning how to repeat his delivery…hell, he is still growing into his huge body so the mechanics are still a work in progress.

- Fred L

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By: Susanne Klich Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-five-popular-prospects-and-when-they-might-be-promoted.html#comment-29307 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 02:41:23 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57521#comment-29307 Glasnow is 19. No reason to rush him. He can pitch half a year at Bradenton next year and still be at AA at 20. People are always in a hurry to promote. He still is on a pace to be close to the majors by 21 if he continues to improve!

- Fred Langford

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By: bqjd http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-five-popular-prospects-and-when-they-might-be-promoted.html#comment-29299 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:49:51 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57521#comment-29299 He gets promoted because he is dominating. How much more do you want him elevate his game? Maybe drop his era to .7, or his k’s per 9 to 15, or his hits allowed to 1 per 9.

I believe that dominating at he level he is at, may have allowed him to get into bad habits, like walking a lot of batter.

A more appropriate level would likely cause him to focus more on control because the walks would lead to runs, which he obviously wants to prevent.

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By: rburgh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-five-popular-prospects-and-when-they-might-be-promoted.html#comment-29298 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:23:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57521#comment-29298 Bell and Allie not in the lineup for WV today? What’s up with that?

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-five-popular-prospects-and-when-they-might-be-promoted.html#comment-29291 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 17:12:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57521#comment-29291 James : do you really think it would help Tony Sanchez to come up and then sit the majority of the time behind behind Martin ? Sorry,I don’t see any sense in that at all. And as far as Rendon is concerned : have you seen him play ? I have,and on several occasions,and I will tell you this,he no more belonged in the Eastern League than anyone you can name. His ABs stuck out like a sore thumb,except for one AB Taillon made him look pretty ordinary. He was only in Harrisburg to work on playing second base rather than do it at the MLB level.

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By: james vargo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-five-popular-prospects-and-when-they-might-be-promoted.html#comment-29290 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 16:50:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57521#comment-29290 Watching Anthony Rendon’s game winning home run for the Nationals last night made me again question Pittsburgh excuse-laden reasons for not promoting players. And the fact that Tony Sanchez is still in AAA while ‘the Fort’ is leaving the bases loaded in extra innings doesn’t help. Who would you like to see coming to bat with the bases loaded?

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By: Monkshot http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-five-popular-prospects-and-when-they-might-be-promoted.html#comment-29289 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 16:29:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57521#comment-29289 Glasnow needs to be punished for his command issues, so the Pirates should promote him? Baseball is his job, he knows what is/isn’t expected of him. You earn promotions from elevating your game, not so the organization can say “I told you so”.

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By: bqjd http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-five-popular-prospects-and-when-they-might-be-promoted.html#comment-29282 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 10:22:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57521#comment-29282 I think they need to promote Glasnow to a level where he is punished for all of his walks. While I’m sure that control is stressed, without the negative effect of runs being scored him, the coaches stressing control may be lost on him.

An equivalent for me is hitting the driver in golf. I normally play a course where the rough is not a detriment, so bombs away with the driver. While I know I should be trying to stay in the fairway, it does not make a difference. However, if I play a course with thick rough, fairway placement is a premium. After a couple of bogeys and double bogeys, more three woods and five woods to hit the fairway.

By placing Glasnow at a level with “thick rough” where he starts getting scored against, he may put more of a premium on control. Maybe that means dialing back his fastball ( his 3 wood per se) to ensure strikes.

Just my thought.

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