Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gerrit Cole http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pittsburgh-pirates-mid-season-top-20-prospects-minus-gerrit-cole.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: WardHolder http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pittsburgh-pirates-mid-season-top-20-prospects-minus-gerrit-cole.html#comment-29085 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:03:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57025#comment-29085 Thx!

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pittsburgh-pirates-mid-season-top-20-prospects-minus-gerrit-cole.html#comment-29082 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:47:28 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57025#comment-29082 I have Allie rated in the top 5 ahead of Hansen, I don’t think a red flag for strikeouts is enough to keep him out of the top five, I also think if you are ranking these guys on ability, he might have more than anyone else in the minor league system, in fact I would not be surprised if he was in a different organization, he might be on the major league roster, 22 is not young anymore for calling guys up and skipping levels of the minors is not uncommon anymore either. He plays at the same level as Bell and does everything better than Bell, plus he is built like a truck. As far as the competition at low A, he still sees some pretty good pitching from time to time and Bell sees the same competition. Talents like Glasnow are in low A and the level they are at is not held against them.
Machado got called up and could not hit a curve, but he is sticking and is very highly rated right now.

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By: Andy Zibuck http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pittsburgh-pirates-mid-season-top-20-prospects-minus-gerrit-cole.html#comment-29080 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:27:11 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57025#comment-29080 Maybe not. Jay Buhner hitched his way to 310 big league home runs.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pittsburgh-pirates-mid-season-top-20-prospects-minus-gerrit-cole.html#comment-29078 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:15:56 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57025#comment-29078 Thanks!

Welker was #44 before the season. He has moved up a bit, but he’s not in the top 20 range or just outside to the point where he could be included in the tiers. The reasons for that:

1. He’s a bit older than someone like Vic Black.
2. He’s had control issues throughout his career.
3. As I mentioned in the article, we’re usually lower on the value of RP prospects than others.

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By: WardHolder http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pittsburgh-pirates-mid-season-top-20-prospects-minus-gerrit-cole.html#comment-29077 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:12:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57025#comment-29077 Tim – love your site. Question – what has happened to Duke Welker? Is he not in your top 20 or tiers because of how badly he performed after his 1-day call up?

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By: battlingbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pittsburgh-pirates-mid-season-top-20-prospects-minus-gerrit-cole.html#comment-29069 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:24:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57025#comment-29069 Surprised no Andy Oliver. I would think he is at least deserving a of a mention like Irwin.

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By: NastyNate82 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pittsburgh-pirates-mid-season-top-20-prospects-minus-gerrit-cole.html#comment-29056 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:10:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57025#comment-29056 Is the hitch the same thing as the arm bar? I think Law stated that Bell, prior to getting injured last year, had an arm bar.

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By: Dom DiDominic http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pittsburgh-pirates-mid-season-top-20-prospects-minus-gerrit-cole.html#comment-29054 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:44:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57025#comment-29054 Would have really liked to see this debate. You should go to a podcast or webcast on an off day next year.
Also, would like to see how each of your individual top 20′s shaped up.

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By: Reg Marcel http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pittsburgh-pirates-mid-season-top-20-prospects-minus-gerrit-cole.html#comment-29048 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 02:04:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57025#comment-29048 Alex Dickerson? I have no clue whats going on in the minors, but I’d imagine he’s having a terrible year? MLB.com has him at #11 on their prospect list…

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pittsburgh-pirates-mid-season-top-20-prospects-minus-gerrit-cole.html#comment-29045 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:03:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57025#comment-29045 Everything is explained in the article.

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