Comments on: Taillon, Polanco, and Glasnow Make Baseball Prospectus Top 50 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/taillon-polanco-and-glasnow-make-baseball-prospectus-top-50.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 18 May 2014 00:43:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Dean Manifest http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/taillon-polanco-and-glasnow-make-baseball-prospectus-top-50.html#comment-30182 Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:33:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58402#comment-30182 Let’s chill out on Mercer. I’m hopeful too, but his first foray into the majors hasn’t been unlike the first few months of Tabata and Presley. Let’s put him in the wait-and-see category.

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By: BuccosFanStuckinMD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/taillon-polanco-and-glasnow-make-baseball-prospectus-top-50.html#comment-30155 Wed, 26 Jun 2013 02:05:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58402#comment-30155 Boy, compared to last year’s dismal performance, Ryan Hafner has really turned it around this year – a complete 180. Won tonight – is now 5-0 out of the bullpen, ERA below 3.00, and opponent’s BA below .200. Still only 21 years old.

Does he merit a move up to Bradenton soon?

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By: BuccosFanStuckinMD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/taillon-polanco-and-glasnow-make-baseball-prospectus-top-50.html#comment-30135 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:28:43 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58402#comment-30135 It is really encouraging to see guys like Polanco, Allie, Kingham, Glasnow, Hanson, Bell, Lambo, and a few others really step up this year as they advance or get ready to advance up through the organization.

On the flip side, compared to expectations for 2013, would you consider players like Willy Garcia, Jose Osuna, Eric Avila, and Holmes to all be disappointments so far this season?

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By: stickyweb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/taillon-polanco-and-glasnow-make-baseball-prospectus-top-50.html#comment-30127 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:36:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58402#comment-30127 KY, you sold me. Mercer for 2 more years, then bring up Hanson and move Mercer to 2B as Walker hits free agency

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By: Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/taillon-polanco-and-glasnow-make-baseball-prospectus-top-50.html#comment-30126 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:27:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58402#comment-30126 We still have Alen Hanson, too…i mean the guy is a pretty legit prospect

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By: jaygray007 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/taillon-polanco-and-glasnow-make-baseball-prospectus-top-50.html#comment-30124 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:01:23 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58402#comment-30124 In Jason Parks’ prospect chat, he implies that the pirates are a top 3 system.

“Josh (Kansas): Could the Cubs top the Organizational rankings after the trade deadline or are the Cards way above everyone else?

Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects: They won’t top the Twins. They could top the Pirates if they decide to go for the post-season by trading from an extremely deep system. Cubs are definitely in the top 5 of all farm systems, and after the music stops this season, they could easily find themselves sitting comfortably in the top 3.”

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By: Jeremy J Stein http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/taillon-polanco-and-glasnow-make-baseball-prospectus-top-50.html#comment-30123 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:52:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58402#comment-30123 My thoughts are, you don’t make a big trade like that until you have a log jam at multiple positions that will keep major league caliber players in the minors for 2 or 3 years.
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The Pirates aren’t there yet. They may never be there with Starting pitching. Once Polanco makes it, then the outfield will be a log jam somaybe you consider trading one of Bell, Meadows, Barnes or perhaps one of the other international guys.
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As of right now, I would prioritize any future return in this order:
1. Starting Pitching
2. 3B Alvarez replacement when he can’t play the position or leaves.
3. Future 1B prospect or veteran with 3 or 4 years control.
4. Perhaps a SS updgrade over Mercer but that will be tough to find.
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Catcher may or may not be a wild card. Martin will be here next year and hopefully eventually Sanchez will be able to take over and not miss a beat. If he does falter, then maybe one of McGuire, Mathisen, De Jang will be ready in 4 or 5 years. If all 4 are succesful then the Pirates have a log jam at the catching position.

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By: stickyweb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/taillon-polanco-and-glasnow-make-baseball-prospectus-top-50.html#comment-30118 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:23:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58402#comment-30118 Mercer for 6 years seems like a decent long term SS situation to me.

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By: HamburgBucco http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/taillon-polanco-and-glasnow-make-baseball-prospectus-top-50.html#comment-30112 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:58:51 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58402#comment-30112 Jeremy J Stein is right, we should just ride the natural wave of talent that will come to Pittsburgh whenever we promote our top prospects when they’re ready, just like we’ve recently done with Marte. Mercer, Cole and Sanchez.

If we have to trade those prospects I would certainly not trade THREE of them away, even for one superstar player like Stanton who is apparently the best thing since bread came sliced, provided he can stay injury free.

Also, let’s not forget there is always at least one prospect under the radar who suddenly gets promoted and surprises, like Cumpton, who has done very well in his few MLB starts for us, virtually out of nowhere.
The Pirates are the second best team in baseball, without Polanco, Taillon or Stanton in the first team.

I would take five years in the first team of Taillon, Polanco and Sanchez over three years of Stanton any day of the week. Stanton ain’t worth the risk of multiple top prospects, we’re fine without him.

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/taillon-polanco-and-glasnow-make-baseball-prospectus-top-50.html#comment-30108 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:39:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58402#comment-30108 MaineBucs : no doubt about it. Only a fool ,or John Scheurholtz.,would make a deal like that.

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