Tag: Pedro Alvarez

Pedro’s contact issues

It is clear that the most significant roadblock standing between Pedro Alvarez and elite level offense is his issue making contact. Let’s head to the Pitch f/x database to see if we can determine a particular pitch or location that is giving him problems.

Pirates Interested in Adrian Beltre

Free agency began yesterday, and we heard from Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated that the Pittsburgh Pirates were aggressive for players early.  Heyman elaborates...

BP’s top 11 Pirates prospects

Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus published full scouting reports for his Top 11 Pirates prospects very early this morning. He also released his rankings for prospects 12-20. Since the Pirates were the first organization on the schedule, the information is available to non-subscribers for free. That is a nice little bonus, so head over and take a look. Kevin is answering questions in the comments section, as well.

2010 Position Recap: Third Base

The third base position in 2010 belonged to Pedro Alvarez.  Even though Alvarez started the season in AAA, it was a near lock that...

2010 Position Recap: First Base

Yesterday I went over the right field situation, noting that the circumstances didn't change during the 2010 season.  The Pirates started the season with...

Alvarez, Lincoln, Tabata are Top IL Prospects

Baseball America released their top 20 prospects from the 2010 International League (scouting reports for subscribers here).  Pedro Alvarez, Brad Lincoln, and Jose Tabata...

Pedro Alvarez is the NL Player of the Week

Pedro Alvarez has been named the National League Player of the Week after hitting for a .417/.400/.833 line and two homers in 24 at-bats....

Is Pedro too patient?

I have a weakness for patient hitters. I thoroughly enjoy hitters who torture pitchers by refusing to chase anything out of the zone. Having said that, I think Pedro Alvarez could greatly improve his production by being a bit more aggressive.

Why Don’t We Trust Neil Walker?

Dejan Kovacevic had a few interesting questions today in his morning links.  Wilbur tackled the question of who should be added and removed from...

Pirates sign Taillon, Allie

It is frustrating being a Pirates fan. Most nights conclude with a disgusted shut-down of the television, followed by nightmares of mental and physical errors. Loss after loss piles onto your shoulders. But for one night, it felt good to be a Pirates fan.

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Site Updates: The Pirates Prospects Player Pages Are a Useful Resource

This is just a reminder that we have a resource here that you may find useful from time to time.  We have pages for...