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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fangraphs: Clint Hurdle: Four Scouting Reports

Clint Hurdle makes some comments on the Bucs’ youngsters and offers some hints into his philosophy on developing young hitters:

“Everything starts with a thought. There are things that paralyze young hitters. It usually takes some experience and I think it usually takes more than 500 at bats. It’s closer to 900 minor league at bats and 1,500 big league at bats. It’s the ability to not focus so much on everything the pitcher has. They put too much emphasis on the four pitches the guy throws and not enough on the one they want to hit. That’s a transition I try to take good young hitters to.

 

Mike Emeigh Posted: December 15, 2011 at 01:34 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: pirates, prospect reports

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   1. Babe Adams Posted: December 15, 2011 at 02:52 PM (#4016960)
Pedro Alvarez has his 900 minor league at-bats. By the time he gets to 1500 major league at-bats, it'll be 2014 and he'll be 27.

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