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Old 08-02-2009, 03:23 PM   #565
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Default Re: 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Season Thread

Originally Posted by BehindSteelCurtain View Post
I hope Alvarez can stay over at 3rd. He'll be much more valuable.

I could not have asked more out of Sanchez. He's hitting very well. Would a Russell Martin comparison be accurate?

I expect Pearce to struggle and Clement gets called up to play first. Maybe in a few weeks. I want to see Tabata hit for some more power. Especially if he wants to play a corner OF. Next year will be exciting.

Projected 2010 lineup-eventually...I put the age to show how young they are.

CF- McCutchen-22
LF: Milledge-24
3B: Alvarez-22
1B: Clement-25
RF: Tabata-20
C: Sanchez-22
2B: Young-27
SS: Cedeno-26

I dont expect Sanchez, Tabata, Alvarez to be with the Pirates on Opening Day. My guess is LaRoche, Doumit, Jones get traded during the season and the young guns take over.

1) Zach Duke
2) Paul Maholm
3) Brad Lincoln
4) Charlie Morton
5) Kevin Hart
Ohlendorf will take that number 5 spot. Harts kk/bb ratio is pretty awful. he has what 20 walks in 27 innings? IF he doesnt improve, he wont be in the rotation. Ohlendorf is more than capable at the major league level.

Actually Ohlendorf has the second best era on this team. he has a 4.40 era, he outperformed Maholm, Morton, Snell, Vasquez this year so far. HE just isnt pitching deep into games as much, which I think is a small problem, but we'll see, this is his first full season.
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