All posts tagged "Jordy Mercer"

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    Reverse Trade Values: Pirates Becoming Buyers

    In the past I've done this trade values series solely on what our trade chips have been worth.  However, the term "trade chips" has been limited to the people the Pittsburgh Pirates could eventually deal as sellers.  I mentioned that Joel Hanrahan (article here) and Paul Maholm (article here) could get good...

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    Reviewing the 2011 Rule 5 Roster Crunch

    Marte is a must protect for the 2011 Rule 5 draft. We've reviewed the upcoming Rule 5 roster crunch before, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a lot of players eligible for the upcoming draft in December.  With about half a season in the books, let's review the best of the...

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    Cedeno is Starting to Struggle Again

    Last month I wrote about how all of the shortstops at the top levels were having success in the month of May.  Ronny Cedeno ended up with a .286/.368/.405 line, which combined with his great defensive play has given him some value as a starting shortstop.  Chase d'Arnaud hit for a .329/.357/.456...

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    Erie v. Altoona Game Recap – 6/9/2011

    It was a night that heralded few home runs sailing through the air. But the trip from Pittsburgh to Altoona is worth it to get a live view of Starling Marte, Tony Sanchez, and Matt Curry.

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    Altoona Series Recap and Thoughts

    After seeing Altoona play a three game series in Trenton this week, I'll summarize my impressions of the...

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    Shortstops Thriving in May

    D'Arnaud is hitting well in the month of May. How long until we see him in Pittsburgh? One of the biggest needs on the team, at least if you listen to the cries of the fans, is a long term shortstop in Pittsburgh.  Ronny Cedeno has been incredibly inconsistent in his time...

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    A Sunday Afternoon in Altoona

    Pribanic was effective again. I was on the road Sunday afternoon, making a trip down to Maryland. With the opportunity available, I took a quick detour to Altoona to see the Curve take on the Erie SeaWolves. There was rain in the area, but it stayed mostly dry throughout the game. Erie...

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    Could the Pirates Start Trading Prospects Soon?

    In my interview with Neal Huntington last week, I asked him whether the Pittsburgh Pirates would be open to trading prospects for major league players.  His response was: We are getting to the point in time where we're going to be a lot more open to trading our prospects. To trade a...

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    Roster Notes: Indianapolis, Altoona, Taillon

    Farrell will start off the season as the third baseman in Altoona. The 2011 rosters haven't been released yet, but here are some notes/links for the top two levels in the Pittsburgh Pirates' system: -Scott McCauley, the broadcaster for the Indianapolis Indians, previews the 2011 Indians, with his projection of who should...

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    2011 Altoona Curve Preview: The Infield

    In my preview last week of the 2011 Indianapolis Indians infield, I pointed out this quote by Kyle Stark in the Altoona Mirror: It's possible, Stark said, that the entire starting infield of first baseman Matt Hague, second baseman Jordy Mercer, shortstop Chase d'Arnaud and third baseman Josh Harrison could be back...

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