Pedro Alvarez, the Pirates' prized prospect and No. 1 draft pick in 2008, hit a walk-off HR in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Hillcats over the Winston-Salem Dash on Thursday night. He snapped a 0-for-18 skid on Wednesday night with a hit and then promptly went 2-for-4 on Thursday night with a 2-RBI single in addition to the walk-off bomb. In all, he had six RBI's on Thursday night. This guy's legendary status is continuing to grow and grow, and Pirate fans are drooling over this guy. I really believe he will be the closest thing that baseball has seen to Albert Pujols in a while when he finally does make it to the majors. This kid has it all. Warning to Andy LaRoche: You better start hitting because the experiment may be over before it even got started. Here's another interesting tidbit: I was watching the Pirates' 2009 preview on ESPN.com and Buster Olney was talking about the Pirates. This came out of his mouth: Pedro Alvarez will be in Pittsburgh sometime in 2009. Look, I don't know where he got his information (he didn't say in the piece I watched), but if anybody has the inside scoop, Buster Olney does. Very interesting, and I wish they would bring him up right now (haha, not really but...).