Comments on: Pirates Have Three in Baseball America’s Mid-Season Top 50 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-three-in-baseball-americas-mid-season-top-50.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:18:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Steve Zielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-three-in-baseball-americas-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-30770 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 23:23:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59854#comment-30770 3 >6 WAR outfielders!

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-three-in-baseball-americas-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-30754 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:55:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59854#comment-30754 Correct. He started in Double-A and was up by the end of the year.

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By: Monkshot http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-three-in-baseball-americas-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-30753 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:52:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59854#comment-30753 Polonco is definitely on a different level. I hope he keeps hitting and gets a opportunity come September. I was totally against him being rushed but he’s seems to be a world beater. I don’t remember but how did Presley get his chance? He started out in AA that year, right?

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By: Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-three-in-baseball-americas-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-30743 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:12:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59854#comment-30743 Very true, I forgot that plan A would likely involve Herrera and he is locked in at 2nd. It’s nice that we have that level of internal flexibility these days where we don’t have to entirely depend on “player X becoming this.” Thanks for the input on that.

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By: Jeremy J Stein http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-three-in-baseball-americas-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-30742 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:11:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59854#comment-30742 Polanco better than Marte on defense? Interesting.
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2015 – 3 +5 WAR outfielders —- (Homer Simpson drool)

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-three-in-baseball-americas-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-30741 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:06:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59854#comment-30741 I think that depends on who they have at SS. If Mercer is doing well defensively, and if those are your middle infielders, then you’d go Mercer at SS, Hanson at 2B.

However, let’s say Dilson Herrera and Alen Hanson are both better offensively than Mercer. Then you have to weigh the downgrade from Mercer to Hanson, compared to the offensive upgrade from Mercer to Herrera (or whoever else is at 2B).

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By: Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-three-in-baseball-americas-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-30740 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:02:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59854#comment-30740 A realistic question comes to my mind. Do we think Hanson would provide defensive value at 2nd? And if so then might we truly be better off doing that? I know the thought is always that you want a “superstar SS”, but it feels like so much of our run prevention is predicated on quality defense that we should consider it.

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By: millec3111 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-three-in-baseball-americas-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-30736 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:16:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59854#comment-30736 Amazing to think the Pirates almost signed Sano, Polanco, and Hanson all in 2009…

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By: battlingbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-three-in-baseball-americas-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-30734 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59854#comment-30734 I just got to watch Polanco in person for the first time this weekend and if he is traded I’m starting the riot. I’m no scout of course but man to my eyes he just seemed to be on a totally different level than everyone else on the field.

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By: Kerry Writtenhouse http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-have-three-in-baseball-americas-mid-season-top-50.html#comment-30728 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:33:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59854#comment-30728 You think Polanco is better than Marte? Wow!!! If that is the case, I see no scenario where Polanco should be discussed in any deal.

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