Comments on: Prospect Trends — Turning Around Flagging Careers http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-trends-turning-around-flagging-careers.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:27:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Stephen Brooks http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-trends-turning-around-flagging-careers.html#comment-29216 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:49:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57327#comment-29216 You’ll get your wish on Zagurski, probably tomorrow.

Fort has an option remaining, so he could go down, but I don’t think it’s imminent. If Sanchez keeps hitting .300 with power by the All Star Break, I could see it.

Inge is a good luck charm, he’s not going anywhere.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-trends-turning-around-flagging-careers.html#comment-29208 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:59:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57327#comment-29208 agree
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By: BuccosFanStuckinMD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-trends-turning-around-flagging-careers.html#comment-29207 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:49:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57327#comment-29207 I would cut or send down McKemry, Inge, and Zagurski – replace with d’Arnaud, Sanchez, and Welker (or Black if he is healthy).

I am happy for guys like Lambo and Haffner – really rooting for both of them to make it.

Is it safe to say that JVR is a non-prospect now? How about Tim Alderson – any hope for him to still become a successful MLB pitcher, even if its in the bullpen?

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By: Monkshot http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-trends-turning-around-flagging-careers.html#comment-29204 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:18:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57327#comment-29204 I was wondering the same thing in respect to Inge. I think Hurdle loves him way too much for him to be released.

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By: WTM http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-trends-turning-around-flagging-careers.html#comment-29190 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:38:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57327#comment-29190 Scouting 5s –

Yeah, that’s about right. He’s not light years away and it helps that he can play any OF spot. Arm is probably better than 5.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-trends-turning-around-flagging-careers.html#comment-29187 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:29:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57327#comment-29187 d’Arnaud is an energy type player and would fit in Pittsburgh at this point in time, probably better than Inge, but the problem with Inge is that he did very poorly 3/4 of the year last year and the last quarter he was good, seems he is taking the same course this year. Should the Pirates gamble that Inge will get it together like he did at the end of last year?

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By: Susanne Klich Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-trends-turning-around-flagging-careers.html#comment-29175 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:52:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57327#comment-29175 Rojas’ OPS so far in his career: .559, .646, .657, .729…nothing impressive but slow and steady improvement. I don’t think he is anything special but he might be around a 5 or so on the scouting scale at every skill. He does a little bit of everything decently and his improvements at his first shot at the AA level show he is not overmatched. I thought he might stall out at Altoona but he has really played well the last month or so.

- Fred Langford

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By: Susanne Klich Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-trends-turning-around-flagging-careers.html#comment-29172 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:41:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57327#comment-29172 Lambo has a whopping 1750 plate appearances at AA & AAA in his career. Combine that with at least two AZFL appearances (…or was it 3?) and I think he is close to a finished product. It’s not like his game is going to evolve a lot more after that many upper level ABs. I think this year he has been healthy and has managed not to get suspended so he hopefully is finally maturing. It is probably a shock to some that he is still only 24. He played in AA at 19. I definitely think he can be something for us. Maybe a Garret Jones type. We will see him in Sept barring injury and he will have to be a 40 man decision. Definitely a guy that someone could grab and have be a 5th OF.

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By: Susanne Klich Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/prospect-trends-turning-around-flagging-careers.html#comment-29171 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:31:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57327#comment-29171 One more thing on d’Arnaud. He had his first error in 15 games at SS at Indy last night. Less errors and a better BB:K ratio could mean a serviceable player after all.

- Fred Langford

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