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#1 User is offline   tobaccoroad 

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 11:47 AM

Since the major league team could be a raging dumpster fire this year, it becomes more enjoyable to see how the kids down on the farm are doing.

You know...the kids that will either disappoint us by never getting to the majors, or will disappoint us once they get to the majors. Or they will do great for us and we can talk endlessly about our "window of opportunity" before he moves on to a bigger payday with a real baseball organization. Or they will be traded in a salary dump.

Why did I start this thread again?

Oh yeah. I got milb.tv subscription yesterday. Just $50 or so which is pretty cool. Watched most of the Indianapolis game. My thoughts:

Clay Holmes is an abortion right now. They didn't hit him hard but he had zero idea of where the ball would end up when he let it go. Zero.

Love Austin Meadows swing. Reminds me of Robin Ventura. He's been terrible so far, but he stung one that wasn't really a homer (missed y about half a foot) but was called a homer by the umpires. It was a really nice hard ine drive, so hopefully that gets him out of his funk.

Gift Ngeope is shaped like an Oompah-Loompah. He actually hit the ball pretty hard during the game and for the moment is hitting .300ish.

Max Moroff was somewhat impressive. Need to see more of him...just one game so grain of salt. He laid down a perfect bunt and has some speed. Needs to cut down on the strikeouts big time but he showed me enough offensively and defensively to keep my eye on him.

Got to see Neverauskas for the first time. Throws pretty hard and comes over the top with it so the pitch has nice downward plane but doesn't move much. Not sure if he is a future bullpen piece or not.

Osuna was terrible at the plate. Breaking pitches had him completely flummoxed.

That's all I can remember.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 11:50 AM

I've seen Moroff a number of times, and he strikes me as a guy whose performance always exceeds what you expect his frame and tools to produce. I would put him right in line with guys like Alex Presley, Adam Frazier, etc.- scrappy players never highly thought of as prospects who continue to play well enough to potentially have MLB careers.
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 01:38 PM

Luis Escobar down at WV Power full season low A ball. 23 K's in 11 innings (2 starts) so far. He'll be flying up the prospect charts soon.

Austin Meadows after an extremely sluggish start hit his 1st HR last night.
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 02:49 PM

View PostBadAndy79, on 15 April 2017 - 01:38 PM, said:

Luis Escobar down at WV Power full season low A ball. 23 K's in 11 innings (2 starts) so far. He'll be flying up the prospect charts soon.


Is teen sensation Luis Heredia still with the organization? My google search didn't turn anything up.
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 04:38 AM

View PostJermaine Allensworth, on 15 April 2017 - 02:49 PM, said:

Is teen sensation Luis Heredia still with the organization? My google search didn't turn anything up.


He's in Extended Spring Training, at Pirates City. I don't know why, though, I don't know if he's rehabbing an injury, or what.
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:36 AM

View PostMidnight Moose, on 16 April 2017 - 04:38 AM, said:

He's in Extended Spring Training, at Pirates City. I don't know why, though, I don't know if he's rehabbing an injury, or what.

He stinks.
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:49 PM

Are either of the players from India still in the organization?
Jose Tabata, Pedro Alvarez, and Andrew McCutchen are the new Jason Kendall, Brian Giles, and Kevin Young (in his prime) players that are good, but surrounded by crap which will make them losers.
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:02 PM

View Postjestor92, on 16 April 2017 - 06:49 PM, said:

Are either of the players from India still in the organization?


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:31 PM

No. Singh made it 2 years longer than Patel, but both have been out since 2012. It does show that Singh appeared in 1 game for the GCL Pirates last year- after being out of baseball since 2012. Not sure what that was about. Special sales promotion maybe?

http://www.baseball-...id=singh-001rin
http://www.baseball-...id=patel-001din
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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:33 PM

View PostWinterset Resurrection, on 16 April 2017 - 07:31 PM, said:

No. Singh made it 2 years longer than Patel, but both have been out since 2012. It does show that Singh appeared in 1 game for the GCL Pirates last year- after being out of baseball since 2012. Not sure what that was about. Special sales promotion maybe?

http://www.baseball-...id=singh-001rin
http://www.baseball-...id=patel-001din


He was hurt, he had tommy john and broke his elbow, along with other injuries.

I know those guys had no shot, but I am all for the Pirates searching all over for players. Neveraskas might help in the bullpen, and a guy like Max Kepler for the Twins looks like he could be a solid player. The Pirates have shown they are not going to spend in FA, and now they are not going to spend in the Dominican. Need to find players somewhere.
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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:35 PM

View PostGoBucs21, on 16 April 2017 - 06:36 AM, said:

He stinks.


I did not understand why people were impressed with him last year. He was very unimpressive to me, walked a bunch of guys and had a whip of about 1.6.
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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:40 PM

View PostNCBuccofan, on 17 April 2017 - 12:35 PM, said:

I did not understand why people were impressed with him last year. He was very unimpressive to me, walked a bunch of guys and had a whip of about 1.6.

He combines a lack of command and a lack of stuff to form a perfectly unprojectable prospect.
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