Comments on: Prospect Notebook: Allie And Glasnow Top West Virginia Series Recap http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-notebook-allie-and-glasnow-top-west-virginia-series-recap.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:03:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-notebook-allie-and-glasnow-top-west-virginia-series-recap.html#comment-28461 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 04:05:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55665#comment-28461 Exactly. It’s up too long, especially for as high as he holds it. Needs to start the swing earlier, but the problem is, it’s a lot of movement to get where he is going. Forcing yourself to start your swing earlier, with that much movement, means you have less time to decide whether to swing or take the pitch. Most guys have something in their stance for timing/comfort, but they get in position to swing sooner. Seems like a simple fix

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By: iChuck33 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-notebook-allie-and-glasnow-top-west-virginia-series-recap.html#comment-28458 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 03:21:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55665#comment-28458 (Allie)

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By: iChuck33 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-notebook-allie-and-glasnow-top-west-virginia-series-recap.html#comment-28457 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 03:19:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55665#comment-28457 I agree that he needs to start his swing earlier, and by that I mean start to trigger earlier. I think he could work on some aspects of his swing, but plenty of players have there back elbow up and hit well. He just needs to get his timing down and be patient.

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By: iChuck33 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-notebook-allie-and-glasnow-top-west-virginia-series-recap.html#comment-28456 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 03:09:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55665#comment-28456 The reason why he is striking out so much is because he doesn’t have a good 2-strike approach. I watched the last home series and noticed that phrases like “shorten up” and “just put the ball in play” never cross his mind. He takes 100% effort hacks in a hitters counts and the same with 2 strikes. Until he learns to be more controlled, he will continue to swing and miss with 2 strikes

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By: Kevin Anstrom http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-notebook-allie-and-glasnow-top-west-virginia-series-recap.html#comment-28448 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:20:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55665#comment-28448 Thanks for your reports John

I saw them play a few weeks ago and agree with your comments.

BTW does Glasnow remind you of the Big Unit? Obviously a RHP not a LHP but there is a scariness factor.

Based on what I’ve seen I’d rank Elvis Escobar and Harold Ramirez as the next OF’s after Gregory Polanco. Similarly I’d rank Herrera and Moroff just behind Hanson among middle IFs. Allie’s a monster.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-notebook-allie-and-glasnow-top-west-virginia-series-recap.html#comment-28434 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:31:58 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55665#comment-28434 Good Stuff, not (Big John) Studd.

WWFoo

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-notebook-allie-and-glasnow-top-west-virginia-series-recap.html#comment-28433 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:31:11 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55665#comment-28433 Hopefully, Merced knows about it. It”ll be interesting to see if it is still there. Can’t believe our ‘crack’ coaches don’t know about it.

Good studd.

Thx

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By: hoosierIUdaddy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-notebook-allie-and-glasnow-top-west-virginia-series-recap.html#comment-28431 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:23:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55665#comment-28431 Perhaps a bit excessive but what about moving Allie up to AA if he really is a man amongst boys? He lost some years due to the pitching idea so that’s a big message to him saying we have a lot of confidence in you to skip a level. You could leave him down there for up to end of next year if he struggled. If he plays well he could start in AAA next year. The corresponding move could be moving Dickerson up to AAA to make sure Allie gets all the AB’s. Dickerson has been playing better of late and a fresh start in a new level could be good for him. Hague is a career minor leaguer and could play 3B and Harrison can play anywhere in the infield to give AB’s to Dickerson. Give looks to guys that could end up be worth something in a trade or to the MLB squad, not career minor leaguers like Hague… if that’s what is preventing such a move

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-notebook-allie-and-glasnow-top-west-virginia-series-recap.html#comment-28398 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:54:58 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55665#comment-28398 The power he has is off the charts, even in batting practice he hit some bombs. I was encouraged to see how well he handled breaking balls and even when he isn’t hitting the ball over the fence, he is hitting it hard, so he will get hits on groundballs that fielders just don’t have time to get to. He hit a line drive to left field in game one that he was robbed on. That ball was absolutely crushed, but looks like a regular out in the scorebook. Allie has tremendous bat speed and hands, so he can decide a little later to swing and still hit the ball good. Someone like Bell can’t do that with his current set up, even if he does have the same bat speed

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By: Patrick21301806 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-notebook-allie-and-glasnow-top-west-virginia-series-recap.html#comment-28396 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:37:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55665#comment-28396 John,
That is interesting the scout you spoke with said he feels Allie could handle AA pitching right now. That is what concerns me about him the most. When he does move up and starts to face much better pitching and more off speed stuff and pitchers with better fastball command will he be able to handle it or fall off the earth? It is encouraging to hear at least one scout say he thinks Allie can handle AA ball. But I guess none of us will know until he gets there. But the power this guy has is truly remarkable.

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