Comments on: Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Homers For Bradenton; JaCoby Jones Hits First Homer Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Tim Williams Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:50:07 +0000 Everything I was mentioning there was the season in Bradenton.

By: Tim Williams Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:48:44 +0000 They usually have a no touch policy where they bring a guy in and don’t mess with him. The period is the length of the short-season leagues. So if any adjustments are made, they probably won’t come until the fall instructional leagues.

By: stickyweb Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:50:51 +0000 Tim,
I have to pick a nit with you.

” as he has been striking out around 40% of the time on the season”

Would it not be more accurate to say around 40% since being promoted because I think that figure is for his time in Bradenton only and most of his season was in WVa at a somewhat better %? He strikes out enough, I wouldn’t want it to be exaggerated and have Huntington actually cut him when Heckler points it out with his usual flair :-)

By: stickyweb Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:45:14 +0000 Tim,
Any word on if the Pirates have tried to “fix” whatever was supposedly wrong with Jones swing or are they just letting JaCoby be JaCoby for now?

By: smurph Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:14:10 +0000 Wow, this Jamestown team really has some offensive firepower. I wouldn’t want to be a young pitcher facing this lineup.

By: Tim Williams Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:58:14 +0000 I don’t think any short-season guys will move up. The only exception would be:

1. GCL guys usually move up at the end of the year because their season ends earlier
2. If West Virginia makes the playoffs and Jamestown doesn’t, you might see guys moving up to play in WV.

Other than that, next year is when people will make the jumps. I could see Jones in high-A if he continues hitting like this. It’s definitely a move they’ve made in the past.

By: Lee Young Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:47:24 +0000 Because JaCoby is a college player, should we expect him to go to High A soon?