Pittsburgh Pirates: ‘Prospects’ in Transition

Posted: 14th June 2010 by Tom Au in MLB
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The Pittsburgh Pirates had a great farm team, with the likes of Jose Tabata, Neil Walker, Brad Lincoln, and Pedro Alvarez. As recently as early last year, that even included Andrew McCutchen. Not to mention, Garret Jones. Now, with the exception of Alvarez, they've been called-up to fill some fairly big holes. Alvarez's arrival is anticipated as soon as he's ready McCutchen replaced Nate McLouth, who was traded for pitching talent, and Jones was supposedly the "new Nady." Neil Walker is mostly playing second base, where Akinori Iwamura has been a bust replacing Freddy Sanchez. Tabata is playing left field, pushing Lastings Milledge to right field and Garrett Jones to first base, where he replaces a light-hitting Jeff Clement. Brad Lincoln is the latest in a line of would-be fifth starters, ...

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