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    Default What do you think Pedro's future is?

    When he was drafted, with all the fuss made about him, I thought .280-300 and 35-40 HR type of monster.
    With him striking out at alarming rates (projected 125+ by the end of the year and 215+ if projected over 162 games) and his only hitting around .230, I'm really starting to believe that he is gonna be more of the ,250-.260, 25-30 HR guy.
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    Sure it's early and sure you can't project on 62 games , but I have been disappointed with him up to this point (incl his minors' record).

    I have read lots of scouts' comments on him. Essentially, one compared him to Carlos Pena at 3rd.

    What do yinz think and why?

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    Barry Bonds hit .223 his rookie year. I ain't worried.

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    I guess no one is willing to give this guy some time to learn?

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    Let's trade him for Jose Bautista!

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    When he was drafted, with all the fuss made about him, I thought .280-300 and 35-40 HR type of monster.
    With him striking out at alarming rates (projected 125+ by the end of the year and 215+ if projected over 162 games) and his only hitting around .230, I'm really starting to believe that he is gonna be more of the ,250-.260, 25-30 HR guy.
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    Sure it's early and sure you can't project on 62 games , but I have been disappointed with him up to this point (incl his minors' record).

    I have read lots of scouts' comments on him. Essentially, one compared him to Carlos Pena at 3rd.

    What do yinz think and why?
    He's young, he's going to struggle. Clemente hit .255 with just 5 dingers in his first season. Stargell in the first season he played in 100 games or more batted .243 with a bunch of K's and 11 Homers.

    I think that Pedro is always going to strike out more than others. He's also been that type of hitter. I expect him to hit for average with 30+ homers when he gains more experience, more familiarity etc... He's alsways been a slow starter and that's the case here too.

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    He's young, he's going to struggle. Clemente hit .255 with just 5 dingers in his first season. Stargell in the first season he played in 100 games or more batted .243 with a bunch of K's and 11 Homers.

    I think that Pedro is always going to strike out more than others. He's also been that type of hitter. I expect him to hit for average with 30+ homers when he gains more experience, more familiarity etc... He's alsways been a slow starter and that's the case here too.

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    Yeah I would agree. In sub-500 at bats this year between AAA and the ML he has hit 23 HRs and drove in 88 runs.

    For a full season projection that puts him in the 35 HR and 110-120 RBI ranges.

    I think we can accept that can't we?
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    Mike Schmidt, perhaps the best third baseman of all time, hit .196 in his rookie season and struck out 135 times in just 350+ AB.

    It looks to me like Alvarez has a great swing, and solid approach, but he is just not identifying pitches very well. I think that'll come with experience.

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    I said it earlier this year, multiple times, I think he'll have Adam Dunn type numbers.

    He'll hit .245-.265, 35-40+ HR's, with 100+ RBI's, while striking out 170-180 times.

    And to be honest, on a deeper team (which I hope we'll have in a couple years), I'll take that type of middle of the lineup bat.

    Best case scenario, which may be attainable, but I doubt it, has him projecting as Prince Fielder. Which is those power numbers, less K's, and hitting .280-.290.

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    Tough to gauge a guy in a rookie season, really, but he'll cut down on k's with experience.

    However, I do feel his future will be at 1st base at some point.

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    I hope yinz is right and I am wrong.

    However, I would take .260/35/100. Not HOF but as Vande said, that'll work on a deep team.

    I also liked the comparison to Michael Jack. We can only hope.

    He does sound and act like he's gonna do everything he can to get better.

    You guys talked me into....for now.

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    Pedro looks like a 1st baseman in the future.....especially if the Pirates draft Anthony Rendon. Rendon will move Pedro off 3rd faster than you can say "He's gone".

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    Pedro looks like a 1st baseman in the future.....especially if the Pirates draft Anthony Rendon. Rendon will move Pedro off 3rd faster than you can say "He's gone".
    Agreed.

    You're pretty astute with things, do you have any sort of projection or comparison for Pedro?

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    Agreed.

    You're pretty astute with things, do you have any sort of projection or comparison for Pedro?
    I'm not much for guessing but I think Pedro will be around 30+ HRS, over 100 RBI, K in the 100 to 150 range but walk around 80 times, his avg around 280.

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    Not only are you guys judging him too soon, he needs better support players around him to see better pitches. I think he'll be fine.

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    I'm not much for guessing but I think Pedro will be around 30+ HRS, over 100 RBI, K in the 100 to 150 range but walk around 80 times, his avg around 280.
    That's about what I see as well. Maybe a .270-.290 range of hitting through his career.
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