Much like a kid on Christmas Eve, Pirate draftophiles are anxiously awaiting Monday’s first round to see who the Pirates select first overall. That player will be scrutinized, dissected, and analyzed like a frog in 8th grade biology class. He will become the next great Pirate prospect. But have we forgotten that we are all living in the year 1 A.T. (After Taillon)?
What I’m saying is that Marte could be the same type of player as Ichiro. Both players have cannons attached where their arms should be. Both are excellent swipers of bases. Both hit for high averages. What they also both have in common is their uncanny ability to produce abnormally high BABIP’s.
Kevin Creagh will be on 93.7 The Fan on Saturday morning at 8:40 AM for Vinnie Richichi’s “Bucco Talk” show. He will be discussing Tony Sanchez, Justin Wilson, Rudy Owens, and Brad Lincoln plus other players in the system. You can listen to the show online...
Every pitcher must pitch off their fastball and you would think that reinforcing the location of it would be a first step for every organization. Most likely it is, but the Pirates have placed extra emphasis on it.
Kevin Creagh will be on 93.7 The Fan on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM for Vinnie Richichi’s “Bucco Talk” show. He will be discussing Tony Sanchez, Jameson Taillon, Jarek Cunningham, and other breakout players and disappointing players in the system.