Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Jim Negrych Promoted to AA

by Steve

Jim Negrych, a Buffalo product, has been promoted to Class AA Altoona in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. The St Francis product, who also went to The University of Pittsburgh, is a straight beast. He owned in the Big East and in 2008 he owned high A ball.

He hit .370 with 36 doubles 62 rbi 5 hr and an OPS of .956. Dude can flat out rake. He is 23 5'10 180 and produced a lot of errors moving between 2nd and 3rd this season. But with the right coaching defense can be improved. His ceiling isn't high but the dude is a gamer. I could see him at least sniffing the big leagues perhaps next year.

In his AA debut he was hitting in the 3 hole, went 2-4 and had an RBI. Watch out AA Eastern League.


  1. No shot, he can't field for shit and has no arm! But it is the pirates

  2. How wrong you are. If he hits low- mid 300's he's in. They will find a spot. He is playing a totally new position (3B) and hasn't been on the left side of the infield since high school. Give him some time. Arm strength is average. Even if he ends up an average to below average pro fielder he will get a shot if he keeps sticking. There are plenty of below average fielders in the majors.