Comments on: Pirates Sign Chris Lashmet, Joe Parsons Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:05:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Tim Williams Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:47:00 +0000 Most of the players who have signed are late round picks.  Late round picks typically project as organizational fillers.  The early round picks are where the strong prospects typically come from.  Or the late round over-slot guys.  It’s too early for the Pirates to have signed a bunch of players from either group.

By: Anonymous Tue, 21 Jun 2011 22:22:00 +0000 I was thinking the same thing when I read you’re post.

It seems like the more I follow the farm system the more I get discouraged.

All our corner positions are filled with single hitters that strike out alot and don’t walk.
All our Pitchers get shelled or when they don’t give up a hit they walk him instead.

I appreciate that the Pirates are spending money in the draft but I think their evaluations suck.

By: Bob Tue, 21 Jun 2011 20:27:00 +0000 How is almost every player we drafted going to be organizational  player?