Comments on: Pirates Have Four Fangraphs Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-four-fangraphs-mid-season-top-50-prospects.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 23:46:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-four-fangraphs-mid-season-top-50-prospects.html#comment-31358 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:58:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60612#comment-31358 mgs : as did Shelby Miller for an extended period last season ,though in AAA.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-four-fangraphs-mid-season-top-50-prospects.html#comment-31347 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:03:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60612#comment-31347 smurph: A 20 year old playing one of the most demanding defensive positions at the Hi A Level who is 2nd on the team in doubles, 1st in Triples, 4th in HR’s, and 4th in RBI’s hitting .275 – I think that would be considered excellent for someone coming out of college, let alone a kid this young. He started the season hitting .150 and making 13 errors in the first 16 games. Since then he is hitting over .300 with only 9 errors in the last 66 games played – that is well beyond excellent. I think this is the Pirates SS of the future, and based on his play last year and so far in 2013, he may be in Pittsburgh far earlier than expected. A switchhitter who has a keen eye at the plate and works walks very well. He is also 2nd to Polanco in SB’s, but he does need some work in that aspect of the game.

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By: meatygettingsaucy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-four-fangraphs-mid-season-top-50-prospects.html#comment-31342 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:58:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60612#comment-31342 You can pretty much say A, B, and C. There is a reason he’s still in the minors and that is why. Taillon’s problems stem from when he leaves his fastball in the zone, when he keeps it down, he is unhittable. He has the pitches, frame, and velocity to be the top of the rotation starter. Wheeler experienced similar struggles as did Harvey

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By: letsgopitt123 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-four-fangraphs-mid-season-top-50-prospects.html#comment-31340 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:46:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60612#comment-31340 This is what I was able to find on the world wide web. Overall, the stats are pretty comparable so I wouldn’t get too worried at this point.

In AA Zach Wheeler Had:
3.26ERA (Taillon has 3.43ERA)
3.3 BB/9 (Taillon has 2.7 BB/9)
9.1 K/9 (Taillon has 8.7 K/9)

Where I got my info:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Zach+Wheeler+Stats
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=jameson+taillon+stats

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-four-fangraphs-mid-season-top-50-prospects.html#comment-31339 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:36:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60612#comment-31339 There are a lot of question marks for Allen Hanson. To have him ranked #27 is really a stretch for me. If he reaches his max potential, it is possible. It is also very possible that he will never be a full-time major league starter.

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-four-fangraphs-mid-season-top-50-prospects.html#comment-31338 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:03:01 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60612#comment-31338 I have to ask – I live in Philly and have never seen more than 5 pitches from Jameson Taillon. And even those were on the internet. Is there any reason to panic given his recent performance or can we just say that A) he’s not a finished product B) Needs to work on a few things and C) This is normal for even top prospects. Anyone can jump in here. While I know it’s not great to have the blow up that he did a lot of prospects get called up with 3 plus ERA’s etc. and do ok right? Or am I making that up. For example what were Zack Wheeler’s stats before he got called up?

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