Comments on: Prospect Watch: Sanchez and Bell Homer, Rodriguez Throws Six Shutout Innings Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:45:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: CalipariFan506 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:48:11 +0000 I think Inge is one of the best 25 men as long as no trades are made. I’ll take his experience and defense over what Harrison and DeJesus have done in MLB over far more limited appearances.

By: jamminjoe66 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 05:46:45 +0000 Can’t believe no one mentioned the 43 times Harrison has been picked off or caught stealing. I think it’s time to call up De Jesus can’t be worse than those 2

By: Roberto Calvi Mon, 22 Jul 2013 02:39:33 +0000 oops this isn’t in reply to your story, this just goes along with your theme of value of available players.

By: Roberto Calvi Mon, 22 Jul 2013 02:14:55 +0000 Here are some players that may have been overlooked either because they don’t have many years experience or they are they are only strong against lefty pitchers.

David Lough Splits KC Royals
vs. Left .323 .344 .452 .796
vs. Right .285 .304 .438 .742

Brandon Barnes Houston Astros
vs. Left .342 .415 .562 .977
vs. Right .204 .248 .279 .527

Marcell Ozuna Splits Miami
vs. Left .308 .318 .492 .810
vs. Right .252 .298 .361 .659

Chris Denorfia SD
vs. Left .283 .348 .525 .873
vs. Right .261 .311 .297 .608

Andres Torres SF
vs. Left .308 .345 .411 .756
vs. Right .214 .271 .316 .587

By: CalipariFan506 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 02:06:40 +0000 Harrison can run but he can’t hit, can’t get on base, can’t field nearly as well as Inge, has absolutely no power and has botched more sacrifice bunts than anybody else over the past few years. There was a stretch last season where his bunt attempts were comical.

I’d prefer to keep Inge over Harrison if that is the option. My real answer would be none of the above.

By: IC Bob Mon, 22 Jul 2013 01:55:20 +0000 Yes I honestly think Inge is worse. He can’t run can’t hit can’t hit for power. I doubt he can bunt so pretty much anybody from single A and up should do as good a job as Inge. All kidding aside I think he goes when Walker comes back tomorrow. At least I hope so.

By: CalipariFan506 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 01:22:53 +0000 Honestly though do you really think Inge is much worse than a guy like Josh Harrison who has done nothing to ever prove he can hit MLB pitching?

I am all for upgrading through a minor trade here but internally there really are not any viable options.

By: jon6er Mon, 22 Jul 2013 01:13:26 +0000 Well McKenry got his two hits for the month so I guess Sanchez could hit .400 and we still won’t see him again till September. And Inge had another nice ab today. If you play Inge on defense to rest someone you are pretty much guaranteed an 0-fer from him.

By: Matt Beam Mon, 22 Jul 2013 01:10:03 +0000 2 funny, can he hit with RISP?

By: John Dreker Mon, 22 Jul 2013 01:07:51 +0000 He is hitting .353/.397/.574 in 68 AB’s from the right side and .264/.330/.434 in 265 AB’s from the left side