Seven Things Pirates Fans Will Love About Corey Wimberly

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Corey Wimberly is pumped to be a Bucco.  It’s damn refreshing for to read.   It’s also cool to read that Wimberly has won a batting title in the minors and a stolen base crown.   He needs to do a few things to improve his chances of making the team, but just to see a talented player pumped about the Pirates is really cool.    How can you not cheer for a guy like that?

Corey Wimberly or WimboSlice3 sent some great tweets about being traded to the Bucs.   Reading them immediately makes me want Spring Training to start tomorrow.  Yeh, the hell with Christmas.  Bring on the sunshine of Bradenton.

You’ve probably checked all the stats on WimboSlice, but this one is impressive.  He had 58 walks versus 64 strikeouts last year in AAA.

He is 27 years old and ready to impress Pirates fans and with a .284/.373/.354 line in 531 at-bats, and 56 stolen bases.   A speed threat is always exciting to me.  We also think he can push Andrew McCutchen and give him a few tips.   

He will need to add some power or maybe hit for a much higher average to make the club.  But look at his talents:  Wimberly has played second base, shortstop, third base, left field, and center field.  He was mainly an outfielder last year playing both left and center field.  An interesting point of note is he played 31 games at shortstop.   Perhaps he could fill a super utility role for the Bucs and dream for a little bit, but what if he figures it all out under Clint Hurdle? 

He certainly fits right in….check it out.  WimboSlice wears some serious hosiery.  These bad boys are way up.  [LastofNinth]

Think I was foolish in my comment about helping Cutch?  Wimbo worked with Ricky Henderson to improve his art of stealing bases.  Check out this interview:

7.  He also does a mean backflip.

Go check out some great photos at LastoftheNinth.com

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