Comments for Pirates Prospects http://www.piratesprospects.com Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:03:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 Comment on The Adjustments Andrew Lambo is Making After His Slow Start by emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/04/the-adjustments-andrew-lambo-is-making-after-his-slow-start.html#comment-48088 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=76250#comment-48088 Ryan: Great article on a timely subject. What I got out of the article is that Mike Pagliarulo is an excellent hitting coach and will help all of our kids. Like Charlie Lau years ago, driving the ball straight out using the whole field is going to be Lambo’s “Basic Approach”. Check out where Pedro has hit 4 of his 5 HR’s this year – straight out, and ‘Cutch is always making better contact when he is hitting straight out. It does not mean that any of these players will not turn on an inside pitch, but establishing a basic approach at the plate to stay back, see the ball longer, and drive it straight out is the key to more consistent AB’s.

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Comment on Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco’s Two RBI Infield Single to First Base by lonleylibertarian http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/04/prospect-highlights-gregory-polancos-two-rbi-infield-single-to-first-base.html#comment-48087 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=76306#comment-48087 So let Cutch sit for a week and bring up the kid for a look

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Comment on The Adjustments Andrew Lambo is Making After His Slow Start by Brian Bernard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/04/the-adjustments-andrew-lambo-is-making-after-his-slow-start.html#comment-48086 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=76250#comment-48086 Agree. Appreciate this kind of article Ryan. Thanks.
I like the quality of talent to choose from. Lambo, Ishikawa, Snider, Tabata. That is a pretty decent group of depth… toss in Tony Sanchez as well. Taking depth as an asset towards a championship club is really the question. If we’re talking about a competive window I like this group. IF your focused on THIS YEAR, then it’s fair to question if trading assets like these for a right now player is the more valuable approach.
I think we have enough high caliber players in other positions to field a league average type at 1b for this year – especially if with their growth and experience they become better than league average in the near future. (See Matt Adams, STL.>= Lambo?)

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Comment on First Pitch: Why the Pirates Should Wait For Super Two With Gregory Polanco by lonleylibertarian http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/04/first-pitch-why-the-pirates-should-wait-for-super-two-with-gregory-polanco.html#comment-48085 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:31:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=76275#comment-48085 I really think that you are assuming agents are idiots – when it comes time to talk extension with Polanco his agent will factor in this silliness and be sure his client gets paid accordingly – or no extension.

I am curious why they have not started having Snider work at first base in anticipation of Polanco arriving in June or whenever.

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Comment on First Pitch: Why the Pirates Should Wait For Super Two With Gregory Polanco by Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/04/first-pitch-why-the-pirates-should-wait-for-super-two-with-gregory-polanco.html#comment-48084 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=76275#comment-48084 It’s certainly how you have to do it…but I wish baseball would do
something about this so guys like Springer aren’t individually punished
because of a horrible team like the Astros.

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Comment on First Pitch: Why the Pirates Should Wait For Super Two With Gregory Polanco by Brian Bernard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/04/first-pitch-why-the-pirates-should-wait-for-super-two-with-gregory-polanco.html#comment-48083 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=76275#comment-48083 Another thing is that Polanco has potential to be great, he isn’t there yet. We’re not looking at a Griffey type at 19 here or Puig. He’s more like a Cutch still growing into his potential.
No rush for him.
By the way I love seeing Grossman and Pressley on the same team getting their opportunity! Good luck guys!!

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Comment on First Pitch: Why the Pirates Should Wait For Super Two With Gregory Polanco by meatygettingsaucy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/04/first-pitch-why-the-pirates-should-wait-for-super-two-with-gregory-polanco.html#comment-48082 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=76275#comment-48082 How dare they rebuild properly!

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Comment on Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco’s Speed, Andrew Lambo, Chris Dickerson by Brian Bernard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/04/prospect-highlights-gregory-polancos-speed-andrew-lambo-chris-dickerson.html#comment-48081 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=76212#comment-48081 What I love to see is the enthusiasm of the minor league teams. Nice job guys!

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Comment on The Adjustments Andrew Lambo is Making After His Slow Start by Travis Persinger http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/04/the-adjustments-andrew-lambo-is-making-after-his-slow-start.html#comment-48080 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=76250#comment-48080 O I totally agree with you on all that. I was looking Lambo having that inside track for all those reasons. But thinking of 2015 and beyond as a piece of the puzzle. With as few opportunities as Sanchez is getting at 1B I just wonder if Snider through winter league/spring training could be that rarely used platoon at 1B and be that 4th OF/Bench bat. He may get what….35 games at 1B? Maybe another 35 starts in the OF as well? Id be happy with that…assuming Lambo really can hold down the job day in and day out.

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Comment on The Adjustments Andrew Lambo is Making After His Slow Start by stickyweb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/04/the-adjustments-andrew-lambo-is-making-after-his-slow-start.html#comment-48079 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=76250#comment-48079 that s/b Lambo was a good high school 1B

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