Comments on: First Pitch: More Thoughts On Draft Signings, Promotions and Jamestown Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:37:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: hoffmanpaul Wed, 19 Jun 2013 02:52:25 +0000 Tim, thanks for another great article on our Bucs. You have created the most greatest Pirate website there is! Thanks for all your hard work!

By: smurph Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:22:19 +0000 Pedro is also tenth on the Pirates in OPS trailing sluggers like Presley .772, Sanchez .824, Martin .759, Tabata .744, and just ahead of Snider .667, whom everyone is complaining about how useless he is.

By: buc em all Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:09:05 +0000 I hope we don’t get all the cry baby old men from the pirates message board here

By: Kozy21 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:24:55 +0000 Yes, I concur. I’ve actually been reading your site daily for years and only recently decided to get in on the commenting. I live out near Philly so I don’t have a lot of Bucs fans to chat with let alone fans that know anything about the minor league system and the minor leagues is one of the reasons I love baseball. At the end of the day we’re all Pirates fans but it sure is exciting reading about how potential future Pirates are doing each day. I remember back in the day reading the PBC Blog that Dejan Kovacevic did at the Post Gazette (I liked him more as a writer back then) and getting minor league updates from that. That was when we had Cutch and that was about it. I anticipated the days when I’d read about Zack Duke’s starts. Nowadays, Zack Duke wouldn’t be sniffing the top 10. NH deserves way more credit than he gets. He’s had a plan and stuck to it regardless of what any fan thinks or says and it’s paying off and he seems to get better each year and when he does make a mistake, it’s on the cheap.

By: Kozy21 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:17:27 +0000 I guess Profar in a Bucs uniform is a pipe dream and I wouldn’t give up Taillon or Polanco for him and it sounds like it would take both to get him. I’m thinking if guys like Dilson Herrera, Alen Hanson, and Josh Bell all end up fullfilling their promise and stay in the Bucs organization then there’s a good chance both Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez won’t be Pirates post arb years. If Cutch, Marte, and Polanco are manning the outfield by 2015, I wonder if Josh Bell will be converted to 1st base. It’s pretty obvious the Bucs are ahead of schedule at this point but looking at this system by 2016 they will be a juggernaut.
1. Hanson SS
2. Marte LF
3. Cutch CF
4. Bell 1B
5. Polanco RF
6. Alvarez 3B
7. Herrera 2B
8. Sanchez C

1. Cole
2. Taillon
3. Glasnow
4. Kingham
5. Locke

Thats a sick young team right there.

By: jg941 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:00:23 +0000 Just let me know which day and I’ll try to work something out on my end. :-)

By: Tim Williams Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:43:14 +0000 Thanks for the comments. I guess what you’re saying is that I should cancel that day off I have planned a few weeks from now, or just make sure I’ve got at least 7-8 articles ready to go up on the site before I play golf and go to the beach that day. :)

By: jg941 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:35:32 +0000 Tim, per your comment about the articles coming fast-and-furious……I personally wanted to take a moment as a Pirates fan to say how phenomenal your body of work has been over the past few weeks (not that it isn’t the rest of the time : -)

Not just the sheer quantity of reporting from pre-draft to now but, more importantly, the quality of the work. Knowledgeable, insightful, witty, enthusiastic-where-appropriate, critical when necessary – as a fan, I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed the entire flurry of work from you and the others at P2.

As an aside – I’ve checked out countless other team/prospect sites (stuff like SoxProspects and the like) and the depth and quality of work you guys do here is without peer in all of Major League Baseball.

Keep up the good work, and try to keep up the pace, as I’ve grown accustomed now (hooked?) to opening up P2 to 7 or 8 new articles each morning(!), and I’m afraid of what will happen if I have to go cold turkey on one of those mornings :-)

By: Tim Williams Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:33:15 +0000 Not going to happen. Texas won’t even take Oscar Tavares for Profar. No way they’re going quantity for Profar. If they wanted to trade Profar, they could get a ton for him.

By: meatygettingsaucy Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:23:11 +0000 Please don’t. It isn’t going to happen. No team is going to trade an MLB-ready top prospect for 3 prospects, two of whom aren’t well-known outside the organization, who are not near the majors.