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J35J wrote:With a 70% contact rate and being almost none existant against lefties he's got plenty to work on. His contact rate in college wasn't great either so I'm not expecting him to fly through the minors personally.
Steve-o wrote:J35J wrote:With a 70% contact rate and being almost none existant against lefties he's got plenty to work on. His contact rate in college wasn't great either so I'm not expecting him to fly through the minors personally.
MY recollections was that the Pirates did want him to fly through the minors with an eye on playing time next year and a full time gig in 2011. Granted, his performance so far may have slowed their expectations, but I think that was the Pirates original plan
warner892001 wrote:Does anyone have any sort of idea as to when he is coming up? Hes still in single A ball and my other top prospects are mashing in AA and or just got promoted to AAA and are raking.
Hes just sitting on my roster taking up a valuable space - is he worth hanging onto or can i get something for him in a trade or just drop him?
he Pirates have promoted top prospect Pedro Alvarez from Single-A Lynchburg to Double-A Altoona.
Alvarez will arrive in Altoona in time for Tuesday's contest. The 22-year-old had 14 home runs and 55 RBI for Lynchburg, but also hit just .247 and struck out 70 times in 243 at-bats. "Pedro has demonstrated to us that he is ready for the challenge," director of player development Kyle Stark said Sunday night. "People typically focus on performance when it comes time for promotions, but we focus on the process.
MaudDib wrote:Interesting to see Alvarez hitting now in AA. After getting promoted, it seemed most people were surprised after batting only .247 even though he supported a .342 OBP. I am glad to see that he is figuring things out. His K rate is a little higher than what I would want but everything else is looking good. I would bet that the Pirates leave him in the minors all year and after a stint in the AFL he might get a shot early next year if all goes very well.
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