Comments on: First Pitch: Could the Pirates Have Five All-Stars This Year? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-could-the-pirates-have-five-all-stars-this-year.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:07:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: michaelbro8 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-could-the-pirates-have-five-all-stars-this-year.html#comment-30603 Sat, 06 Jul 2013 05:05:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59609#comment-30603 Grilli will definitely get in; probably no one else

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By: marte-gras http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-could-the-pirates-have-five-all-stars-this-year.html#comment-30602 Sat, 06 Jul 2013 03:18:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59609#comment-30602 You guys are talking about AL 3b. Wright is the only argument against pedro n since there playing at citi field theres no way pedro get in ahead of him. And what about Starling! He deserves consideration as well!

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-could-the-pirates-have-five-all-stars-this-year.html#comment-30600 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 23:54:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59609#comment-30600 + 1 john

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-could-the-pirates-have-five-all-stars-this-year.html#comment-30599 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 23:54:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59609#comment-30599 If you are going to put Gaddis in there,why not Matt Adams ? It makes as much sense.

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-could-the-pirates-have-five-all-stars-this-year.html#comment-30598 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 23:52:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59609#comment-30598 5 to 8 years from now,Wright,Beltre and Cabrera will be in the Albert Pujols Hall Of Fame.Machado will be a 2 or 3 time All Star SS,and Pedro will be hitting 35 HRs and driving in 90 to 105 RBI. Besides Longoria,I know who I would take !

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By: benh444 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-could-the-pirates-have-five-all-stars-this-year.html#comment-30597 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 17:47:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59609#comment-30597 seriously? machado, wright, longoria, beltre, cabrera and youre gonna take pedro?

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By: johnj618 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-could-the-pirates-have-five-all-stars-this-year.html#comment-30595 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:08:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59609#comment-30595 Melancon will be the biggest snub if he isn’t in. A 0.87 ERA, that’s insanely good. Just because he pitches in the 8th inning instead of the 9th, he’s penalized. Saves are an overrated stat and they will put less deserving relievers in ahead of him.

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By: Faye Zbuksukcz http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-could-the-pirates-have-five-all-stars-this-year.html#comment-30593 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:45:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59609#comment-30593 Confident the players will vote in Cutch as they seem to like the guy and the players are almost as bad as voting in personal favorites/reputation as the fans are.

Unfortunately this is also why Locke won’t make it. I’m predicting of the five starters picked by the players, Kershaw, JZimm, Harvey (who will start), Waino and Lee will be the choices. It’s even possible JZimm gets passed over for Strasberg.

The three relievers the players pick will be Grilli, Chapman and Kimbrel. You can bet the house on that, even though a better case could be made for Paps over Chapman.

Pedro doesn’t get in because a) the players will take Panda as he won the game last year, b) Bochy is managing and won’t take a third 3b.

Of Bochy’s nine remaining picks, probably only 3 are pitchers, but he might do four if needed to have both Cubs (T. Wood) & Marlins (Fernandez) represent. I don’t see any other Cubs/Marlins who should make it, not even Stanton. As both those guys are starters, I don’t see room for Locke. If anything, Bochy will probably take Romo and there’s a slight chance he could take Melancon (which would p.o. Rockies/Rex Brothers).

Martin doesn’t get in because it all likelihood if there is a 3rd catcher/PH needed it’ll be Gaddis.

So to me, looks like just Cutch & Grilli, although it’s possible Pedro and/or Melancon makes the fan vote for 34th player.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-could-the-pirates-have-five-all-stars-this-year.html#comment-30592 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:43:56 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59609#comment-30592 I didn’t realize he spent that much time at second. FanGraphs had him listed on the 3B leaderboards. I thought they only did that if a guy played the majority of his time at that position. Maybe that’s just defensive leaders.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-could-the-pirates-have-five-all-stars-this-year.html#comment-30587 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:22:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59609#comment-30587 It is too bad Martin can’t go, he is the most important player on the Pirates roster and a top 5 catcher.
Pedro should go, but his BA will probably stop him, if I had to pick a 3rd basemen in baseball that I would want to keep for the next 8 years, it would be Pedro.

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