Comments for Pirates Prospects http://www.piratesprospects.com Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:06:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Comment on First Pitch: Re-Creating Russell Martin in the Aggregate by John Janesko http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/11/first-pitch-re-creating-russell-martin-in-the-aggregate.html#comment-67467 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=90470#comment-67467 In terms of Stewart vs. an external option, how much weight would you put into the fact that he has experience catching this pitching staff? I feel like that is an important thing to factor in, and something I haven’t heard mentioned much

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Comment on First Pitch: Re-Creating Russell Martin in the Aggregate by Frank Restly http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/11/first-pitch-re-creating-russell-martin-in-the-aggregate.html#comment-67466 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=90470#comment-67466 Tim,

Not sure this changes things in your evaluation, but I think the Pirates faced the fewest left handed starting pitchers last year of all MLB teams.

Starting left handed pitchers in the NL Central last year:
Cubs (1) – Travis Wood
Reds – None
Cardinals – None
Brewers – None
Pirates (2) – Liriano, Locke (3 if you count the couple of Wandy starts)

Will this change much over the offseason? For instance Cubs / Cardinals could be in the market for Jon Lester. How does this affect your offensive projections for Martin versus LaRoche?

In 2012-2014 LaRoche had an .848 OPS versus righties and a .683 OPS versus lefties. During the same time frame Martin had a .748 OPS versus lefties and a .746 OPS versus righties.

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Comment on Pirates Will Acquire a Catcher if Russell Martin Signs Elsewhere by Lukas Sutton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/11/pirates-will-acquire-a-catcher-if-russell-martin-signs-elsewhere.html#comment-67465 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=90441#comment-67465 Making deals at the deadline is far harder than many make it seem. i get the logic, but the reality is even if Soto does play well finding a team with a need that is interested in tough, and thats before being able to come to terms with a price that both sides like. I like Soto, but not with the idea that we trade him mid year and give the spot to a rookie with 0 experience. That doesnt seem like a team really going for a division title.

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Comment on Pirates Will Acquire a Catcher if Russell Martin Signs Elsewhere by Lukas Sutton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/11/pirates-will-acquire-a-catcher-if-russell-martin-signs-elsewhere.html#comment-67464 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=90441#comment-67464 Only way they move Belt is if they plan on Posey being at least 50% 1B next year, which seems unlikely. Belt is needed for them until they fully move Posey.

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Comment on Pirates Will Acquire a Catcher if Russell Martin Signs Elsewhere by C.Feb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/11/pirates-will-acquire-a-catcher-if-russell-martin-signs-elsewhere.html#comment-67463 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=90441#comment-67463 Maybe not the headiest analogy on my part …. lol… Our dice are Pedro and Ike….Forget Gaby , Snake Eyes… The others are , yes , Belt.. Yonder Alonso ? Really? He is the lefty Gaby.. How can we salvage something that never floated? As far as Belt or the Oriole prospect… You nailed it.. I doubt the Giants are looking to part with Belt. I dont thing Pearce is going back to Baltimore this year and they are not betting on resigning Boras client Davis either. I feel like its unlikely that one of our lefties (Pedro , Ike ) don’t put it all together very soon.

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Comment on Pirates Will Acquire a Catcher if Russell Martin Signs Elsewhere by Nathan Swartz http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/11/pirates-will-acquire-a-catcher-if-russell-martin-signs-elsewhere.html#comment-67462 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=90441#comment-67462 Would Chad Billingsley be a good fit? Brian Matusz? Ian Kennedy?

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Comment on Pirates Will Acquire a Catcher if Russell Martin Signs Elsewhere by rickster http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/11/pirates-will-acquire-a-catcher-if-russell-martin-signs-elsewhere.html#comment-67461 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=90441#comment-67461 I’m not quite sure what names.. ike/pedro/gabby or belt? Are those the dice…

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Comment on Pirates Will Acquire a Catcher if Russell Martin Signs Elsewhere by C.Feb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/11/pirates-will-acquire-a-catcher-if-russell-martin-signs-elsewhere.html#comment-67460 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=90441#comment-67460 I think the only reason Eddy’s projection is up w Freddie’s is the draft pick… 75 is more than 36 , but I say again the word is value… No clue what we could expect from Freddie and thats if we assume he stays healthy. Russ will not lose the ability to frame , call or handle.. Not even at age 50. $36m will give us so much wammy protection… big money big money.. STOP… One or 2 of the low risk fliers WILL hit , such is the track record now in Pitt.

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Comment on Pirates Will Acquire a Catcher if Russell Martin Signs Elsewhere by C.Feb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/11/pirates-will-acquire-a-catcher-if-russell-martin-signs-elsewhere.html#comment-67459 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=90441#comment-67459 I agree about Murphy.. The Yankees have a mental illness that prevents them from waiting for a player to develop, so he may be had. I also hold hope for Russ… However, there is no easy soft way there. The rest of the leagues GM’s are pretty smart too. We will simply need to be willing to conceded offensive production on the back half of Russ’ deal.

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Comment on Pirates Will Acquire a Catcher if Russell Martin Signs Elsewhere by C.Feb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/11/pirates-will-acquire-a-catcher-if-russell-martin-signs-elsewhere.html#comment-67458 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 03:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=90441#comment-67458 Everyone of those names sounds like giving something up to trade our dice for a pair that looks shinier at the next crap table…

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