Comments on: Top Performers: Do the Pirates Have Their Future First Baseman in Alex Dickerson? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-their-future-first-baseman-in-alex-dickerson.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:33:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Nuke Laloosh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-their-future-first-baseman-in-alex-dickerson.html#comment-32082 Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:30:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61123#comment-32082 Dickerson is a hitter, no doubt about it. He hits at every level and has shown the ability to adjust. He should only get better and IS the f 1B of the future(2015).

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-their-future-first-baseman-in-alex-dickerson.html#comment-31956 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 03:15:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61123#comment-31956 Did you say the same thing about Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte when they made the transition to AA ? I doubt it. Both struggled for a couple of months before they figured it out in Altoona. Actually,Dickerson had a shorter learning period than either of those two.If you get an opportunity,try to see Dickerson in a few games. You might be surprised.

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By: Ecbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-their-future-first-baseman-in-alex-dickerson.html#comment-31945 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 02:30:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61123#comment-31945 I do wonder about him not playing first. He didn’t play it much in college so unless the Bucs have decided that defense doesn’t matter at first (going back to the old time theory anyone with a glove can play there) it seems like he should be getting some reps there.

I would hope if the team expects him to be a first baseman then next year he will play there. Even with Curry on roster, I’m surprised that Dickerson didn’t play at least some at first. That is the main reason I wonder whether the Bucs really think he is a prospect (his stats seem to show he is but they may feel there is a flaw to his approach or talent that he is going to max out in AA or AAA.

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By: moose7195 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-their-future-first-baseman-in-alex-dickerson.html#comment-31940 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:59:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61123#comment-31940 Dickerson was relatively inexperienced when he was sent to AA. Your expectations are a little high if you expected him to hit 290 for an entire season. A little bit of an adjustment period should be acceptable, it is only AA

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By: CalipariFan506 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-their-future-first-baseman-in-alex-dickerson.html#comment-31939 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:57:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61123#comment-31939 Well, I’m a little less concerned with Bell than I am Barnes. Both are in their first full pro seasons but Barnes had three college seasons.

I do wonder if Barnes would be in Bradenton if Polanco wasn’t blocking him to start the season. Maybe he would have started there but since he did start in WV and hasn’t dominated or stayed healthy, they don’t see the need to move him to where he probably should be.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-their-future-first-baseman-in-alex-dickerson.html#comment-31933 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:38:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61123#comment-31933 Bell has a .972 OPS vs LHPs? Then, it must be much lower batting LH and I think that is where his hitch is?

Not good.

Foo

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By: Jeremy J Stein http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-their-future-first-baseman-in-alex-dickerson.html#comment-31932 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:17:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61123#comment-31932 Ack, thow should be though lol

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By: Jeremy J Stein http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-their-future-first-baseman-in-alex-dickerson.html#comment-31931 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:15:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61123#comment-31931 It’s kind of weird. Look at the Bradenton roster this year, the only position players that are under the age of 22 are international guys who turned pro when they were 18 or younger (Willy Garcia, Jose Osuna, Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco). Polanco of course has since been promoted to Altoona.
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Even last year the only player under the age of 22 tha played for Bradenton was Junior Sosa. He’s playing for Bradenton this year as a 22 year old.
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Looking back 3 or 4 years , it’s generally only players who signed internationally or draft picks out of high school that play at the A+ level before they are 22 years old.
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I think the difference thow between the college and high school draft picks is that once the college draft pick gets to the A+ level, he can move up to AAA faster (assuming he is playing well) than a high school draft pick.
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By: da bux http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-their-future-first-baseman-in-alex-dickerson.html#comment-31930 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:14:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61123#comment-31930 Is Elvis Escobar hurt? I just read that he only has 4 AB’s in Jamestown’s past 5 games. It seems like ever since the recently added draft picks arrived (Roy, Jacoby OF-SS etc..) , Escobar’ s playing time drastically reduced. Frankly, I would not prefer org guys like Vazquez or Aponte (LF yesterday) getting PT over EE.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/top-performers-do-the-pirates-have-their-future-first-baseman-in-alex-dickerson.html#comment-31928 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:10:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61123#comment-31928 Tim: Is that Russ Canzler about midway down the list? Can he possibly be a help to the Pirates down the stretch? Dickerson was one of those draft picks that you hope works out, and it seems as if he has found his best stroke in AA – better than at Lo A or Hi A. With the power this kid has, is he a possibility in September? In the picture it looks as if he has taken his conditioning seriously since leaving college.

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