All posts tagged "Neil Walker"

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    How Can the Pirates Improve Internally?

    Any time a move is made during the off-season, the same question gets brought up: how does this improve the team for the following season?  The entire off-season is full of this sort of analysis of the following year, usually consisting of a comparison between the team from the end of the...

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    Pirates Made Offer to Bill Hall?

    The Pirates may have an offer out to Hall. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has an interesting tweet, implying that the Pittsburgh Pirates have made an offer to Bill Hall, and that Hall could be the starting second baseman if he accepts the offer.  The only way that would happen is...

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    Daily Recap: De La Rosa to Colorado

    De La Rosa is close to signing with the Rockies. The big news from today is that Jorge De La Rosa is close to a three year deal with the Colorado Rockies.  We heard earlier today that the left hander could decide sooner, rather than later, although Colorado wasn't willing to go...

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    Walker Named to Topps Rookie Team

    Walker was named to the 2010 Topps Rookie Team. Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was named to the 2010 Topps Rookie team today.  Walker becomes the second Pirates' rookie to receive the honor in two years, after Andrew McCutchen was named to the 2009 Topps Rookie team.  Prior to that, the...

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    Dejan Kovacevic discusses his ROY ballot

    As you probably know, Pirates beat writer Dejan Kovacevic has been taking some heat this week for his Rookie of the Year selections. Dejan left Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward off his ballot, voting for Buster Posey, Neil Walker and Jose Tabata instead.

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    Neil Walker and Jose Tabata Over Jason Heyward?

    Should Walker be rated ahead of Jason Heyward in the 2010 Rookie of the Year voting? Buster Posey was named the National League Rookie of the Year today, although a lot of the rookie talk focused on the ballot of Dejan Kovacevic.  Kovacevic had Posey ranked first on his ballot, but finished...

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    2010 Position Recap: Second Base

    Walker surprised everyone to emerge as the second baseman of the future in 2010. The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Freddy Sanchez to the San Francisco Giants at the 2009 trade deadline, leaving a big hole at second base with no internal options at the top two levels.  To fill that hole, the Pirates...

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    Alvarez, Lincoln, Tabata are Top IL Prospects

    Alvarez was the #8 prospect in the International League this year. Baseball America released their top 20 prospects from the 2010 International League (scouting reports for subscribers here).  Pedro Alvarez, Brad Lincoln, and Jose Tabata made the list for the Pirates.  Alvarez came in at number eight, Lincoln came in 15th, and...

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    Walker's late-season improvements

    As I predicted in July, Neil Walker's high BABIP eventually fell back to earth. However, a dramatically improved walk rate helped keep him afloat once the hits stopped falling in for him. This bodes well for Walker's future.

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    Is Walker a Rookie of the Year candidate?

    By continuing to hit baseballs very hard, Neil Walker has made a case for some Rookie of the Year consideration. When FanHouse baseball writer Ed Price posted some interesting rookie stats on his Twitter feed this afternoon, I thought it might be a good idea to...

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