Comments on: Prospect Watch: Dickerson and McGuire Keep Putting Up Multi-Hit Games http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/prospect-watch-dickerson-and-mcguire-keep-putting-up-multi-hit-games.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:46:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/prospect-watch-dickerson-and-mcguire-keep-putting-up-multi-hit-games.html#comment-31432 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:51:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60639#comment-31432 I think Dickerson has more power than Hague. The only comparison I’d make is that Hague had a huge two month stretch in July-August 2010, and was average in the other months.

Hopefully that’s not the case with Dickerson and he continues what he’s been doing lately.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/prospect-watch-dickerson-and-mcguire-keep-putting-up-multi-hit-games.html#comment-31431 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:48:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60639#comment-31431 Actually I like Dickerson. I just rate 1B prospects lower until they have success in Double-A.

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By: BuccosFanStuckinMD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/prospect-watch-dickerson-and-mcguire-keep-putting-up-multi-hit-games.html#comment-31430 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:38:59 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60639#comment-31430 What was Hague’s high for HRs in a season in AA??

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By: BuccosFanStuckinMD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/prospect-watch-dickerson-and-mcguire-keep-putting-up-multi-hit-games.html#comment-31429 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:36:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60639#comment-31429 Do we put the same disclaimer and standard on all prospects – wait until we see if he does it for a full season in AA or not – now, we don’t. If they do really well for a half season, we applaud when they get promoted and say it was deserving.

So, why is a different standard placed on Dickerson?? Tim has never been a fan of Dickerson and has always kind of downgraded his performance, saying it was expected, or not enough HRs, etc. Its like he needs to stay true to his stance on Dickerson and not admit that maybe he was wrong???

I just do not get why the pessimistic attitude toward him by some of the writers and readers on here. He did very well in A+ – in a league that is dominated by pitching for the most part – and he is now up to almost .290 with 11 HRs in half a season of AA. He was also a third round draft choice, so its not like he was a lowly regarded prospects coming in.

As for comparisons to Hague, I guess there could be some that would make that comparison because they both play the same position and they both have been minor league hitters to date. Other than that, what are the similarities?? Was Hague a high draft choice like Dickerson?

Hague had a shot in the bigs and proved to be lacking – Dickerson has not yet had that chance. Since we are very lacking at 1B in the system overall, I hope he makes it and can be a contributor at the MLB level.

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By: stickyweb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/prospect-watch-dickerson-and-mcguire-keep-putting-up-multi-hit-games.html#comment-31420 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:23:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60639#comment-31420 Ouch, a Hague comp! I’d hate to see what you write if you go negative on someone :-)
But that’s exactly why I wouldn’t move him up at this point, right now he’s similar to Hague but if the power surge continues, or even if the multi-hit games continue and he ends hitting .310 or higher, then you consider bumping him up. And just because Hague stalled at AAA doesn’t mean Dickerson will. At the very least he has the advantage of hitting lefty in PNC!

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/prospect-watch-dickerson-and-mcguire-keep-putting-up-multi-hit-games.html#comment-31416 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:38:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60639#comment-31416 I don’t want to be negative,but watching Dickerson the last couple of months isn’t much different than watching Hague when he was here. However,if he does continue his power ( HR ) trend of the past 2 weeks,he would deserve more consideration.

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/prospect-watch-dickerson-and-mcguire-keep-putting-up-multi-hit-games.html#comment-31415 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:35:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60639#comment-31415 The order since Lambo left has been : 1. Rojas,2. Santos,3. Polanco and Dickerson cleanup.

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By: stickyweb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/prospect-watch-dickerson-and-mcguire-keep-putting-up-multi-hit-games.html#comment-31409 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:14:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60639#comment-31409 1B really have to mash to get top prospect staus because they can’t help out too much with defense. Dickerson’s been above .800 OPS each year (barely last year with the strong finish), which is nice and I love seeing the power increasing as he goes, but as Tim says, see if he does it for a full year at AA before getting him into the top 20.

And while you should slide an injured player (i.e. McPherson) down a few notches because he loses a year of development and there may be concerns about coming back, it’s short sighted to drop him from the top 10 to outside the top 20 or 30.

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By: BuccosFanStuckinMD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/prospect-watch-dickerson-and-mcguire-keep-putting-up-multi-hit-games.html#comment-31404 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:46:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60639#comment-31404 In my humble opinion, Dickerson is already easily top 30, and possibly top 20 now. Some guys on that list are there largely based on either reputation or last year’s performance – or, they’ve been mostly injured all of this season (like McPherson and Matheson for example).

If guys like Willy Garcia, Sampson, and Holmes are still on the top 20 of some people’ lists, they should be dropped – have not earned being on there based on this year so far. Maybe one or more of them will turn it around in the second half.

I’d like to see Dickerson get at least a 9/1 call-up this year, and a shot at 1B next Spring.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/prospect-watch-dickerson-and-mcguire-keep-putting-up-multi-hit-games.html#comment-31403 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:32:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60639#comment-31403 What? You don’t like to ‘Wang/Jhang’ tonight?

:)

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