Pirates DVR: Endy Rodriguez Doubles, Malcom Nunez Home Run, Bubba Chandler

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Endy Rodriguez

Rodriguez now has 30 total hits in 22 games with the Altoona Curve this season. After picking up two more doubles on the night, 18 of those 30 hits have gone for extra-bases.

Endy picked up three hits on the night, two of which were RBI doubles. He’s also drawn more walks (14) than he has strikeouts (13) while in Double-A.

Malcom Nunez

Nunez now has five home runs in 19 games he’s played since joining the Pirates organization. He is working a slight reverse splits compared to what he did with the Cardinals. Where he did most of his damage at home while with Springfield, Nunez has taken advantage of pitchers on the road, with four of those five home runs coming while playing away.

Bubba Chandler

The Pirates’ third round pick last year left last week’s game after recording just a single out while walking three batters and allowing a run.

He was close back to the pitcher we’ve come to expect, striking out six across four innings on Tuesday.

Henry Davis

Davis connected on this very long double for the Curve, which scored two on the play.

Ji-Hwan Bae

Bae now has hits in 11-of-12 games since returning from his injury, including this RBI double on Tuesday. He’s now picked up 110 hits in 95 games played this season for Indianapolis.

Carter Bins

Bins continues to be mostly boom-or-bust for Indianapolis, hitting his 10th home run of the season. He’s lifted the batting average on the good side of the Mendoza Line, barely at .207.

Tres Gonzalez

Gonzalez hasn’t hit for much power since joining Bradenton, but picked up a clutch bases-loaded double on Tuesday night, tying the game for the moment.

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skliesen

Why exactly isn’t Bae in Pittsburgh? Just add it to the list of inexplicable decisions by BC.

bradlej31

Because the Pirates are going to be torched by the national media as soon as he’s promoted because on his domestic violence charge. Keith Law already has said that Bae should never play in the majors. I think adding him to the 40 man over the winter and promoting him sometime next year gives another 6 months of distance and good behavior since the charge.

AdministrativeSky236

I know I may be in the minority, but I agree with Law and since we have a good amount of viable MIF prospects i would be more than happy to flip him to another org for pitching

bianco599

I agree. Nothing I can add but I definitely think of some guys to subtract

NMR

Man I love watching those Altoona bats.

roberto

And you might see several skip AAA.

skliesen

I highly doubt that. No way guys like Endy, Davis, Nunez, and Nicky Sticks aren’t held down for service time reasons next year.

roberto

At this point Rodriguez and each have less than 100 AB in AA, and Davis doesn’t have a well-developed defensive position. Nunez has plenty of experience, but is a DH. Nicky has yet to dominate AA. I really doubt that service time will play a role in their 2023 assignments.

NMR

Bingo.

NMR

I cannot fathom who would make the smallest amount of sense.

Catch_22

several

roberto

I think there’s a weak consensus that less experienced players with development needs benefit from AAA time.

NMR

Weak?

Only on this board over the past twelve months has the absolutely retarded notion of players developing better by getting their teeth kicked in by big league competition taken hold.

There is universal consensus among actual professionals that less experienced players with developmental needs benefit from AAA time.

roberto

This level of performance may not be sustainable, but since 2021 his power has exceeded earlier expectations.

Rob Baran

He’s slugging over .500 for his career. The power is legit – looks like another Bryan Reynolds at the plate.

roberto

Right, but a lot of that came from singles. In 2018 and 2019 he hit a grand total of four HR and 20 2B.

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