Comments on: Luis Heredia is Leaving For West Virginia Tomorrow http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/luis-heredia-is-leaving-for-west-virginia-tomorrow.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:40:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/luis-heredia-is-leaving-for-west-virginia-tomorrow.html#comment-29382 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:30:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57616#comment-29382 I think in any case the stock would lower. But I don’t think that’s the case with either guy. Age related problems are usually out of the D-R, due to their poor record keeping. Heredia is from Mexico and Herrera is out of Colombia.

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By: iChuck33 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/luis-heredia-is-leaving-for-west-virginia-tomorrow.html#comment-29381 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:23:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57616#comment-29381 Tim, obviously scouts base a players ceiling on many factors, one being age. Does it cross anyone’s mind that some of these latin players have forged their birth certificates to appear younger in order to increase their stock? Say for instance if Heredia was really 20 or if Dilson was really 23, what would their stock or perception of them be like then?

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/luis-heredia-is-leaving-for-west-virginia-tomorrow.html#comment-29366 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:28:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57616#comment-29366 Heredia has had decent results as a 16 & 17 year old also…so he could be 4-5 years away from completely filling out. He might be 250 before all is said and done. I feel like he may not blow anyone away with his numbers this summer with him being reigned in with the fastball and working on the change. I think he actually did cost himself some official innings this year coming in out of shape…he threw 66 innings last year and it will be rough for him to reach that the rest of the way at WVa. I see him somewhere in between 50-60ip. But does it really matter? He still will have 2+ months to work on stuff and he still had camp all spring and will have fall instructionals. Work is work at that age…I’m sure the hammer has been dropped on him that he better come to camp in better shape next year. To me the ideal situation if he progresses and is in shape I would send him to extended spring again and send him to Bradenton early next May…He still probably won’t be ready for more than 100 or so innings next year.

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By: blackmax http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/luis-heredia-is-leaving-for-west-virginia-tomorrow.html#comment-29363 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:06:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57616#comment-29363 As I understand it, pitchers who have real success at a very young age are sometimes very successful later in their careers.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/luis-heredia-is-leaving-for-west-virginia-tomorrow.html#comment-29360 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:52:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57616#comment-29360 Thx

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/luis-heredia-is-leaving-for-west-virginia-tomorrow.html#comment-29359 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:51:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57616#comment-29359 He can throw harder, but is slowing it down to focus on command.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/luis-heredia-is-leaving-for-west-virginia-tomorrow.html#comment-29358 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:51:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57616#comment-29358 He’s a huge pitcher who has the ability to touch the upper 90s with his fastball, and the potential for a plus breaking pitch and a plus changeup. He’s also only 18 years old.

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By: BostonsCommon http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/luis-heredia-is-leaving-for-west-virginia-tomorrow.html#comment-29353 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:34:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57616#comment-29353 When he learns to repeat his delivery and command the pitch. I’m sure the velocity is there, but if he cant throw it for a strike, then what’s the point?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/luis-heredia-is-leaving-for-west-virginia-tomorrow.html#comment-29350 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:26:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57616#comment-29350 When is he supposed to start adding some MPH to his FB?
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89-91 isn’t gonna cut it, is it?
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By: TimF http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/luis-heredia-is-leaving-for-west-virginia-tomorrow.html#comment-29349 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57616#comment-29349 Here’s a dumb question? What is it about Heredia that has him ranked so high? I understand potential, but what is that high ceiling based on?

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