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Tyler Pastornicky SSBraves

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .264 4 29 21 6 .245 0.2
Birth Date12-13-1989
Height5' 11"
Weight180 lbs
Age24 years, 10 months, 9 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.22012
0.12013
0.02014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 ATL 22 76 188 169 21 41 6 1 2 55 10 32 1 1 7 13 2 0 .243 .287 .325 .228 2.7 -4.4 -0.2
2013 ATL 23 20 33 30 5 9 1 0 0 10 1 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 .300 .323 .333 .240 0.8 -0.3 0.1
2014 ATL 24 28 47 40 4 8 0 1 0 10 6 11 0 0 1 2 0 1 .200 .304 .250 .222 -1.3 -0.1 -0.2
Career124268239305872275174811101521.243.295.314.2292.2-4.8-0.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 BLJ Rk 50 186 .242 .236 .311 .337 .225 .297 112 -3.6 5.5 1.6 -5.2 1.3 3.6 -0.2 3.6 -0.2
2009 LNS A 109 459 .247 .253 .328 .369 .254 .301 110 -6 13.1 5.7 -1.2 2.5 14.9 1.4 14.9 1.4
2009 DUN A+ 15 66 .234 .282 .334 .408 .264 .304 107 -1.8 1.9 0.9 2.4 -0.6 1.9 0.4 1.9 0.4
2010 DUN A+ 77 331 .276 .255 .325 .379 .263 .289 92 5.8 9.7 2.4 -2.1 4.8 23.4 2.2 23.4 2.2
2010 MIS AA 38 160 .279 .264 .337 .393 .267 .274 93 3.2 4.6 2.1 -3.0 -0.1 11.3 0.9 11.3 0.9
2011 MIS AA 90 395 .268 .260 .329 .391 .249 .315 103 3.5 11.6 5.4 -10.1 -0.0 21.9 1.2 21.9 1.2
2011 GWN AAA 27 117 .287 .256 .322 .390 .248 .398 92 3.8 3.6 1.7 -0.1 -2.1 6.9 0.7 6.9 0.7
2012 ATL MLB 76 188 .228 .255 .316 .401 .259 .287 100 -5.9 5.1 1.9 -4.4 1.4 2.7 -0.2 2.7 -0.2
2012 GWN AAA 38 167 .255 .250 .319 .386 .248 .301 102 -0.9 5.0 1.7 -3.5 0.4 5.7 0.2 5.7 0.2
2012 TOR Wnt 7 25 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ATL MLB 20 33 .240 .265 .325 .412 .266 .360 101 -0.6 0.9 0 -0.3 0.5 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2013 GWN AAA 74 320 .258 .257 .327 .392 .255 .335 103 -0.5 9.0 -0.2 -0.6 -1.4 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2014 ATL MLB 28 47 .222 .248 .311 .381 .259 .276 94 -1.7 1.2 0 -0.1 -0.3 -1.3 -0.2 -1.3 -0.2
2014 GWN AAA 47 189 .230 .271 .333 .400 .254 .327 107 -6.4 5.7 -0.4 -3.8 -1.5 -2.6 -0.6 -2.6 -0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 BLJ Rk 186 32 42 6 3 1 17 21 21 27 5 .263 .355 .356 .094 .242 3.6 -5.2 -0.2
2009 LNS A 459 63 111 11 9 1 31 39 50 51 15 .269 .334 .346 .077 .247 14.9 -1.2 1.4
2009 DUN A+ 66 9 17 3 0 0 3 3 7 6 3 .270 .303 .317 .048 .234 1.9 2.4 0.4
2010 MIS AA 160 22 34 5 2 2 15 16 22 11 2 .254 .323 .366 .112 .279 11.3 -3.0 0.9
2010 DUN A+ 331 50 74 16 0 6 35 39 49 24 7 .258 .345 .376 .118 .276 23.4 -2.1 2.2
2011 GWN AAA 117 15 38 2 0 1 9 8 11 7 3 .365 .407 .413 .048 .287 6.9 -0.1 0.7
2011 MIS AA 395 50 106 13 5 6 36 24 34 20 8 .299 .345 .414 .115 .268 21.9 -10.1 1.2
2012 GWN AAA 167 15 41 15 1 1 20 11 21 3 3 .268 .317 .399 .131 .255 5.7 -3.5 0.2
2012 ATL MLB 188 21 41 6 1 2 13 10 32 2 0 .243 .287 .325 .083 .228 2.7 -4.4 -0.2
2012 TOR Wnt 25 1 6 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 .250 .280 .250 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 GWN AAA 320 42 84 13 2 4 28 27 47 9 2 .292 .354 .392 .101 .258 6.2 -0.6 0.6
2013 ATL MLB 33 5 9 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 .300 .323 .333 .033 .240 0.8 -0.3 0.1
2014 GWN AAA 189 13 51 5 1 1 17 11 23 7 2 .290 .330 .347 .057 .230 -2.6 -3.8 -0.6
2014 ATL MLB 47 4 8 0 1 0 2 6 11 0 1 .200 .304 .250 .050 .222 -1.3 -0.1 -0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2012 719 0.5591 0.4687 0.8249 0.6169 0.2808 0.8831 0.6629 0.1691
2013 118 0.5593 0.4831 0.8596 0.5606 0.3846 0.8919 0.8000 0.1404
2014 196 0.4745 0.4439 0.8506 0.5591 0.3398 0.9231 0.7429 0.1494
Career10330.54310.46560.83370.59950.30390.89170.69370.1621

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-10 - Minors - - Left Knee Contusion -
2014-07-10 2014-07-18 Minors 8 0 Left Knee Inflammation -
2014-05-18 2014-05-23 DTD 5 5 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2013-08-15 2013-10-01 15-DL 47 41 Left Knee Surgery ACL Ligament 2013-08-19 -
2011-08-15 2011-09-05 Minors 21 0 - Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 ATL $
2014 ATL $500,000
2013 ATL $
2012 ATL $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$480,000
2011Current$500,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$980,000
2 yrTotal$980,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 65 d1 year/$0.5M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Atlanta 9/28/11.
  • Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Toronto 7/15/10 (Yunel Escobar deal).
  • Drafted by Toronto 2008 (5-159) (The Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla.). $0.175M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 398 45 107 19 2 6 39 27 61 11 4 .298 .343 .416 .278 20.3 3B -1, SS -2 1.7
80o 376 41 96 17 2 6 36 24 59 10 4 .282 .326 .393 .264 14.2 3B -1, SS -2 1.0
70o 360 38 89 16 2 5 33 23 58 9 3 .270 .314 .377 .254 10.1 3B -1, SS -2 0.6
60o 347 36 83 15 2 5 31 21 57 9 3 .261 .303 .363 .245 6.8 3B -1, SS -2 0.3
50o 334 33 76 14 1 4 29 20 55 8 3 .252 .293 .350 .237 4.0 3B 0, SS -2 0.0
40o 321 31 71 13 1 4 27 18 54 8 3 .242 .283 .337 .229 1.4 3B 0, SS -1 -0.3
30o 308 29 66 12 1 4 25 17 52 7 2 .233 .272 .323 .221 -1.3 3B 0, SS -1 -0.5
20o 292 26 59 11 1 3 23 15 51 6 2 .222 .260 .307 .211 -4.0 3B 0, SS -1 -0.8
10o 270 23 51 9 1 3 20 13 48 5 2 .206 .243 .285 .197 -7.4 3B 0, SS -1 -1.2
Weighted Mean3403480142530205683.256.298.356.2415.33B 0, SS -20.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
6% 22% 9% 17% 60%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201525353378313253421589.259.305.362.2410.36.30.91.814.9-11.3-4.0
201626616641422431058369715.253.298.358.238-0.16.41.53.014.9-13.0-6.9
201727632691522631163399616.265.313.379.2500.713.31.42.914.9-5.9-7.1
2018286337014725312644110415.257.308.374.2470.411.11.32.814.9-7.9-7.1
2019296297014725313654310214.258.311.380.2490.612.31.12.614.9-6.4-7.1
2020306066714425212624010112.262.313.381.2510.612.60.92.414.9-5.7-6.8
2021316237014924313654110212.263.315.383.2520.713.30.82.314.9-4.8-7.0
2022326187114125314664610811.254.313.384.2520.612.70.72.114.9-5.0-6.9
202333619671422321161401059.253.303.362.242-0.06.60.72.014.9-11.0-7.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
67.24.9852.731.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 92 DJ LeMahieu 2013 .228
2 87 Steve Lombardozzi 2013 .226
3 87 Joaquin Arias 2009 .024
4 86 Alexi Amarista 2013 .226
5 85 Johnny Giavotella 2012 .210
6 84 Kyle Seager 2012 .274
7 83 Brock Holt 2012 .249
8 83 Daniel Descalso 2011 .266
9 83 Luis Valbuena 2010 .199
10 83 Ivan De Jesus 2011 .157
11 82 Yangervis Solarte 2012 .000 DNP
12 81 Brad Emaus 2010 .000 DNP
13 81 Eric Sogard 2010 .462
14 81 Reegie Corona 2011 .000 DNP
15 81 Jose Garcia 2012 .000 DNP
16 81 Josh Harrison 2012 .238
17 81 Brandon Douglas 2010 .000 DNP
18 80 Pedro Lopez 2008 .000 DNP
19 80 German Duran 2009 .000 DNP
20 80 Whit Merrifield 2013 .000 DNP
21 80 Ali Castillo 2013 .000 DNP
22 80 Erick Aybar 2008 .240
23 80 Phil Gosselin 2013 .258
24 79 Carlos Alonso 2012 .000 DNP
25 79 Jemile Weeks 2011 .286
26 79 Nate Spears 2009 .000 DNP
27 79 Justin Turner 2009 .207
28 79 Brian Dinkelman 2008 .000 DNP
29 79 Marwin Gonzalez 2013 .222
30 79 Renny Osuna 2009 .000 DNP
31 79 Cord Phelps 2011 .189
32 79 Eric Young 2009 .214
33 79 Jesus Guzman 2008 .000 DNP
34 79 Eduardo Nunez 2011 .245
35 79 Chris Getz 2008 .207
36 78 Tommy La Stella 2013 .000 DNP
37 78 Chin-lung Hu 2008 .197
38 78 Ruben Gotay 2007 .263
39 78 Julio Borbon 2010 .228
40 78 Tyler Kelly 2013 .000 DNP
41 78 Blake DeWitt 2010 .266
42 78 Donovan Solano 2012 .266
43 78 David Adams 2011 .000 DNP
44 78 Justin Henry 2009 .000 DNP
45 78 Greg Miclat 2012 .000 DNP
46 77 Yamaico Navarro 2012 .176
47 77 C.J. Retherford 2010 .000 DNP
48 77 Corey Jones 2012 .000 DNP
49 77 Chris Coghlan 2009 .299
50 77 Alcides Escobar 2011 .235
51 77 Matt Cusick 2010 .000 DNP
52 77 Ozzie Martinez 2012 .000 DNP
53 77 Callix Crabbe 2007 .000 DNP
54 77 Brodie Greene 2012 .000 DNP
55 77 Emmanuel Burriss 2009 .213
56 77 Ramiro Pena 2010 .182
57 77 Jake Elmore 2011 .000 DNP
58 77 Travis Denker 2010 .000 DNP
59 77 Ryan Cavan 2011 .000 DNP
60 77 Matt Antonelli 2009 .000 DNP
61 77 Carter Jurica 2013 .000 DNP
62 77 Daniel Murphy 2009 .258
63 77 Scott Campbell 2009 .000 DNP
64 77 Emilio Bonifacio 2009 .226
65 77 Jacoby Ellsbury 2008 .250
66 77 Nate Samson 2012 .000 DNP
67 76 Shelby Ford 2009 .000 DNP
68 76 Albaro Campusano 2011 .000 DNP
69 76 Jonathan Herrera 2009 .000 DNP
70 76 Josh Barfield 2007 .211
71 76 Tony Granadillo 2009 .000 DNP
72 76 Cole Figueroa 2011 .000 DNP
73 76 Trevor Plouffe 2010 .170
74 76 Hernan Iribarren 2008 .158
75 76 Devin Lohman 2013 .000 DNP
76 76 Adeiny Hechavarria 2013 .204
77 76 Daniel Muno 2013 .000 DNP
78 76 Steve Singleton 2010 .000 DNP
79 76 Eric Campbell 2011 .000 DNP
80 76 Jonathan Malo 2008 .000 DNP
81 76 Michael Bell 2009 .000 DNP
82 76 Scott Sizemore 2009 .000 DNP
83 76 Sergio Miranda 2011 .000 DNP
84 76 Jim Negrych 2009 .000 DNP
85 75 Todd Cunningham 2013 .150
86 75 Leonys Martin 2012 .191
87 75 Jimmy Paredes 2013 .189
88 75 Jeff Fiorentino 2007 .000 DNP
89 75 Tyler Bortnick 2012 .000 DNP
90 75 Diory Hernandez 2008 .000 DNP
91 75 Felix Pie 2009 .252
92 75 Kyle Bellows 2013 .000 DNP
93 75 Charlie Blackmon 2011 .191
94 75 Austin Wates 2013 .000 DNP
95 75 Adalberto Santos 2012 .000 DNP
96 75 Willy Aybar 2007 .000 DNP
97 75 Jon Jay 2009 .000 DNP
98 75 Adrian Cardenas 2012 .209
99 75 Ryan Flaherty 2011 .000 DNP
100 75 T.J. Rivera 2013 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .234 .300 .312 .219
11 vs R (Multi) .267 .295 .333 .233
18 Split (Multi) .032 -.005 .021 .014
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .500 .600 .500 .373
31 vs R (2013) .269 .269 .308 .212
38 Split (2013) -.231 -.331 -.192 -.161
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Pastornicky started the season as the Bravesí every-day shortstop. Between an early-season slump and Andrelton Simmonsí potential, Pastornicky found himself back in the minors. Heís an instinctual player with big-league bloodlines, but his arm limits his ability to make the tough throws from the hole, and that limits a teamís willingness to play him at shortstop as well as his upside. If nothing else, Pastornicky brings enough to the table to become a solid utility infielder.
2012 Meet the Bravesí shortstop of the very near future. Pastornicky held his own after a post-trade promotion to Double-A and repeated the level for most of 2011, one-upping his 2010 performance and continuing to hit even after a promotion to Triple-A. By seasonís end, Pastornicky found himself on the Atlanta bench as an insurance policy in case of injury. Expect to hear the story about how his father once played for John Schuerholz in Kansas City and hit two home runs, but do not anticipate seeing the younger Pastornicky hit too many homers. His offensive game is all about contact, walks, and speed, and his real value is on defense, thanks to an above-average arm and plentiful range. With Alex Gonzalez moving on to Milwaukee, Pastornicky could be the Opening Day shortstop.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you think Tommy La Stella projects at the MLB level? With Uggla's struggling continuing, and the Braves' offense currently in a rut, is there a chance La Stella makes it up by the break? Ramiro Pena is a great super-sub, and Tyler Pastornicky is a roster spot capable of multiple positions, but it seems the Braves could maybe start getting some MLB looks for La Stella to see what he is. Thanks. My first time, so apologies if I violated any protocols.
(@Jervass from Atlanta)
It's hard to say what the Braves are going to do because there's such a strong influence of money involved with Uggla's contract. Of course, that's sunk cost, so there's no reason for them to ruin a potentially good season because they already screwed up. We all know that teams do that all the time, though. As for La Stella...hitters gonna hit. He's not a good second baseman, but Uggla isn't exactly Robbie Alomar out there either. He's probably their best option, the only question is when the Braves are willing to have an expensive one-dimensional bench player in Uggla. I don't think we'll see a complete change, but I wouldn't be surprised to see La Stella up this summer at some point in some kind of time-share deal at second. (Jeff Moore)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Early thoughts on Tyler Pastornicky and tha Braves ?
(William from Pensacola, FL)
I haven't seen Pastornicky yet, but the numbers aren't too awful. He's currently 12th in True Average amongst shortstops (with 50-plus plate appearances). As for Atlanta, I still think they win the division, even with Washington's start. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)How important is a batting order? Besides the first inning players are not getting up in the spot you want them in anyway.
(Matt from NY)
From a real-life perspective, it's not as important as most casual fans assume. From a fantasy perspective, it's potentially very important since things like RBIs and Runs matter. I avoided Tyler Pastornicky this year because, as a speed-first kind of guy, I didn't want any part of him batting 8th in front of the pitcher since he's not going to run as much as you'd like. (Derek Carty)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)For this year and the future, who provides more value: Jean Segura or Tyler Pastornicky?
(cooldude from Mpls)
This year: Pastornicky. Future: Segura. Be careful with Pastornicky, though. He's a good bet for full-time at-bats, but if he bats 8th (he should), that's the kiss of death for a National League speedster, and the Braves SS doesn't offer much else. (Derek Carty)
2012-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tyler Pastornicky in an NL only keeper league. Does he start the year in the majors and what chance does he have of staying around?
(Bravos from The A)
Yes, he does start the year in the majors and he stands a good chance of staying around. He answered some of the questions about his bat this year, and given the lack of other options for the Braves, he'll be given a lot of rope. Good speed sleeper. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rapid Fire: Ten fantasy rookies who will make impacts in 2012 (5 pitchers, 5 batters): _______? Go!
(Francois from Toronto)
Okay, rapid fireÖ
P: Yu Darvish, Matt Moore, Addison Reed, Julio Teheran, Brad Peacock
H: Jesus Montero, Yoennis Cespedes, Mike Trout, Devin Mesoraco, Tyler Pastornicky
There are certainly others that will have impacts too. I actually have an article about fantasy-worthy rookies in the Fantasy Baseball Index magazine that will hit newsstands this preseason, if youíre interested in my take on other guys. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Surprised by the Braves off season? What do we do if Tyler Pastornicky can't hit ?
(William from Pensacola. FL)
On one hand, a little bit, as I felt like there were some real moves they could make, including getting an ill-fitting Martin Prado off the team or perhaps trading out of their surplus of starting pitching. On the other, the Braves have been run very conservatively in recent years, so I wasn't expecting much. And I suspect, as has been true in recent years, that if Pastornicky doesn't hit they won't do much--or they'll default to Jack Wilson, who can't hit either. (Steven Goldman)
2011-09-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Tyler Pastornicky? Is he a starting SS, or just a utility player?
(Noah from SD)
Could be an every day guy. Not a star, but solid every day guy. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-08-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)Does the Braves Front Office have any regrets trading away Yunel Escobar who has been terrific since joining the Jays?
(Zooey from LA)
None. We root for Escobar because we want every trade we make to be win-win for both organizations involved. Alex Gonzalez helped us reach the playoffs last year with his Gold Glove defense and had a huge hit in Game 2 of the NLDS to tie the score. Gonzalez has helped us have a great season again in 2011. Escobar is an extremely talented player and we hope he does well in Toronto and, to his credit, he's shown his 2010 numbers in Atlanta were an aberration.

The interesting thing about that deal, which often goes unmentioned, is the second and third players we got in the trade. Tim Collins, who was used a couple of weeks later to help facilitate a trade for Kyle Farnsworth and Rick Ankiel, has spent the entire 2011 season in the Major Leagues as a left-handed reliever for the Kansas City Royals. The third player, Tyler Pastornicky, projects for us as an everyday shortstop and has hit .315 with 7 HR and 27 SB as a 21-year old in Triple-A. There was a lot more to that trade than just Escobar and Gonzalez. (John Coppolella)
2011-08-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on SS Tyler Pastornicky? Could he be a starting shortstop for you next year?
(Bret from Toronto)
Very young and underrated player who continues to improve. (John Coppolella)
2011-08-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of braves SS Tyler Pastornicky?
(Noah from ATL)
Sorry ... momentary technical glitch.

He's hitting a ton of singles in AAA, which is way better than making a ton of outs. It sounds like the Braves will be giving him a look next spring, and it's possible they'll have so much fun saying his name (go ahead, say it out loud right now -- isn't that enjoyable?) they won't be able to resist giving him the job. His ceiling is strictly Hippocratic in nature -- he won't make so many outs that he'll kill you, but he isn't going to save you, either. (Ken Funck)
2011-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Should I be rooting for Tyler Pastornicky to get a shot at SS for my Braves at some point?
(Max from Work)
Towards the end of 2012, maybe. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)How do you rank Justin Jackson, Tyler Pastornicky, Gustavo Pierre and Hechevarria?
(Bill from Toronto)
Hechevarria, Pierre, big gap, Jackson, Pastornicky. Pierre is a great sleeper in a system desperate for one. (Kevin Goldstein)


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