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The one where we rush to judge Pedro and Posey




Is anyone else watching Posey this season (or have him on their fantasy team) and think maybe the Pirates should have taken him before Pedro?

 

We could have then used the Sanchez pick on a prep arm or else drafted both and moved one or traded him.  We would have either Andy, NW, Pearce or player x there at the moment, with Posey catching, and if we still were as bad, just keep the seat warm for Rendon eventually.  I know hindsight is 20 20 and it's way to early to rush to judgement about this, but it seems like Pedro's ceiling might be Adam Dunn-ish.  Anyone feel like maybe Posey shoulda been the choice knowing what we know now?  I asked Keith Law (known to be not high on Pedro) today and got a  response

Alex NY Bucco (NY)

Hindsight, or even if you thought so at the time...should Pirates have taken Posey over Alvarez?

Klaw   (2:14 PM)

I had Posey ranked over Alvarez. I think I had Alvarez fourth among guys available to the Pirates behind Posey, Smoak, and Hosmer.

 

UPDATE:  Posey, who is hitting .100 better  and OPS'ing .160 more than Pedro (in 80 more AB's) also played SS in college, so it's safe to say he could handle 2nd and probably 3rd with his quickness and arm.  I think what no one really saw coming was his power.  he was supposed to be a line drive hitter yet has 10 HR and is slugging .516 in 292 AB

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