Comments on: First Pitch: Revisiting the Idea That the Pirates Have Been Unsuccessful in the Draft http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-revisiting-the-idea-that-the-pirates-have-been-unsuccessful-in-the-draft.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:17:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-revisiting-the-idea-that-the-pirates-have-been-unsuccessful-in-the-draft.html#comment-28898 Tue, 11 Jun 2013 01:32:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56805#comment-28898 See it’s true that Machado is performing, but you have to remember that we would be losing Machado after his age 26 season and potentially leaving some value on the table…such is life for a small market team

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-revisiting-the-idea-that-the-pirates-have-been-unsuccessful-in-the-draft.html#comment-28877 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:22:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56805#comment-28877 Heyward is hitting about .170 this year. Not sure if you got the memo.

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-revisiting-the-idea-that-the-pirates-have-been-unsuccessful-in-the-draft.html#comment-28876 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:21:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56805#comment-28876 I honestly don’t think that. Why would we draft another third baseman (since noone thought he’d stick at short) when we just drafted Pedro the year before? Makes no sense. We finally had a chance to draft an ace, we took it. No regrets!

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-revisiting-the-idea-that-the-pirates-have-been-unsuccessful-in-the-draft.html#comment-28875 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:18:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56805#comment-28875 As wild as he was from 60 feet, i think we know why he isn’t at third…..just sayin

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-revisiting-the-idea-that-the-pirates-have-been-unsuccessful-in-the-draft.html#comment-28874 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:17:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56805#comment-28874 Well yeah, we all know that.

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-revisiting-the-idea-that-the-pirates-have-been-unsuccessful-in-the-draft.html#comment-28873 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:16:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56805#comment-28873 No no no- I’m sorry Meaty but I was watching that draft in ’06 and noone…and i mean NOONE thought Moskos was a good pick there. Literally everyone had him tabbed as a closer and we were reaching on him to start. If you have anything to back up your statement, i’d love to read it. ….otherwise, everything else you said is dead on with the exception of Lincoln- I don’t think the arm surgery did anything but take a year away from him, at least not from a velocity standpoint, he still may make it as a starter…we shall see

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By: Thom Kay http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-revisiting-the-idea-that-the-pirates-have-been-unsuccessful-in-the-draft.html#comment-28856 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:50:52 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56805#comment-28856 Wieters was the logical choice, but Hayward, taken at 14th, would be my choice in hindsight. He’s just as productive and he’s still 23; Wieters is 27.

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-revisiting-the-idea-that-the-pirates-have-been-unsuccessful-in-the-draft.html#comment-28855 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:37:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56805#comment-28855 I think we all agree on that one, but that was Dave Littlechance.

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By: BuccosFanStuckinMD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-revisiting-the-idea-that-the-pirates-have-been-unsuccessful-in-the-draft.html#comment-28852 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:04:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56805#comment-28852 Moskos should have been Wieters!!!

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By: BuccosFanStuckinMD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-revisiting-the-idea-that-the-pirates-have-been-unsuccessful-in-the-draft.html#comment-28851 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:02:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56805#comment-28851 Sad the say, you are probably right – Machado, likely an all star this year, would still be in the minors in our system. The Pirates seem to be a little slow to trust some of their prospects – such as Wilson, Morris – both of whom could have helped us last year – instead of some of the retreads they signed and put out there.

This year, they go out and sign guys like McDonald, Inge – Inge has helped a little, but who’s to say Mercer could not have filled the same role?

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