|2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Alberto Tirado is the classic whippy armed short season starter that has control issues....now he has been demoted to short season. How do you view him now?|
(Norris from Chicago)
|About the same as I looked at him before the season started. The potential is there for a mid rotation starter, or even a tick better. However, he's struggled to locate in the zone at all, and the velocity is down a tick. His mechanics are out of whack, and he's really struggling to repeat. I'm a fan of the demotion; he needs to work on quite a few things. (Jordan Gorosh)|
|2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)||Have you gotten any reports on Alberto Tirado? He seems to be struggling, but after seeing Daniel Norris do the same last year, I'm thinking its just standard growing pains.|
(bluejaysplus from Canada)
|Not throwing a lot of strikes, let alone quality strikes. FB command is a problem, and the velocity is down a bit. I'm not all that worried, because he's young, but he may be a two year MWL guy. If that's what's best for the development, I'm okay with that. (Jordan Gorosh)|
|2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Hi, thanks for taking time out to do the chat. I've got 2 questions for you please:
Albero Tirado - what do see as his ceiling, and what do you think he'll settle in as?
Justin Verlander - how worried should we be about 5 Ks in 14 IP?
(Daff38 from Sheffield, UK)
|My pleasure, Daff. I really enjoy these chats - it's one of the perks of the trade.
I wish I could go in-depth on Alberto Tirado, but I haven't seen him pitch yet so I'll have to defer to our awesome prospect team. I'm also not too worried about Verlander - he has the stuff, the delivery, and the track record to feel confident going forward. Small sample caveats aside, if there are still things that he is honing then I trust his ability to make those adjustments, and he can be effective even while at something less than peak form. (Doug Thorburn)
|2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)||Hello, good sir! Would you be so kind as to rank the following high upside arms?
Jose Martinez, Adalberto Mejia, Lewis Thorpe, Alberto Tirado.
(Gravybill from New York, NY)
|My order of preference: Tirado, Martinez, Mejia, Thorpe but all have pluses and minuses. (Craig Goldstein)|
|2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)||in a deep dynasty any pitching prospects with high ceilings and arent close to the majors? need some names for late|
(tno1986 from nyc)
|Lewis Thorpe, Alexander Reyes, Jose Martinez, Alberto Tirado. (Bret Sayre)|
|2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Major and minor-league player you think are headed for a breakout.|
(Pie from Somewhere)
|On the minor league side I think Alberto Tirado will really light it up. In the majors, I think Chris Owings can be really interesting if he wins the job. (Craig Goldstein)|
|2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Best under the radar Single A and below players to keep a close eye on...|
(Joe Bob from TX)
|RHP Alberto Tirado is a good one to keep a close eye on; Jose Rondon with the Angels will most likely jump into their top three prospects; Franklin Barreto really wowed people in the GCL. (Jason Parks)|
|2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)||If you could predict the future, where would Alberto Tirado rank in next years top 100? ~75 range?|
(Parker from British Columbia)
|75 (Jason Parks)|
|2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)||Can Alberto Tirado be a top 101 prospect next year?|
(tlheard12 from Canada)
|Yes. I think he will. He needs to clean up the delivery, but the stuff already belongs in the 101 discussion. (Jason Parks)|
|2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)||Hey Parks, who are some of your favourite non-top 101 potential risers? (Guys who weren't on the 101 but very well could be, and maybe highly rated, by midseason) |
(froston from Peterborough, ON)
|Miguel Almonte, Alberto Tirado, Matt Wisler, Andrew Heaney, Rafael DePaula, Joey Gallo, Owens, Snell, Seager (Jason Parks)|
|2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)||who's your favorite high upside player not yet in full season ball?|
(Pat G from Long Island)
|I'm quite high on Alberto Tirado and Miguel Almonte on the pitching front. (Jason Parks)|