Comments on: Who Will the Pirates Draft in 2012? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/who-will-the-pirates-draft-in-2012.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Josh Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/who-will-the-pirates-draft-in-2012.html#comment-9387 Sat, 24 Sep 2011 06:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20033#comment-9387 I would like to see the Pirates pick a Shortstop in the 2012 draft. Players like Marerro and Cecchini stand out at the position going into this draft. Deven Marerro is said to be almost a lock as a Top 10 selection and could go as high as No.1 overall in 2012. He is a decent size for Shortstop at being listed as 6’1″, 180lbs. Scouting reports say that he is a plus defender with a plus arm, he has good instincts, makes solid contact, and should stick at short. Gavin Cecchini is listed at 6’2″, 182lbs and it is believed that he will also stick at Shortstop. Most scouting reports I have read say he has good power, has good bat speed, and has a strong arm. Either of these two would be my choice for the simple fact that most players usually do not stick at Shortstop and the ones that do are hard to come by. By the sounds of it both of these guys have a very good chance to make it to the MLB at the position making them very valuable to any club.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/who-will-the-pirates-draft-in-2012.html#comment-9376 Wed, 21 Sep 2011 16:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20033#comment-9376 Victor Roache is my pick, can play 1B or OF, just watching his tapes. Love his quick short swing, hes very athletic, just looks like a beast even though hes only 6’1 he can stroke.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/who-will-the-pirates-draft-in-2012.html#comment-9373 Tue, 20 Sep 2011 23:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20033#comment-9373 Victor Roache hit 30 homers this year while improving his at-bats/K rate from 3.6 to 5.5…I have seen him play at Georgia Southern and he has TRUE raw power. The problem is that he is 6’1″ and 225lbs so there isn’t much left to project. He would have to play LF because he doesn’t have the arm for RF. That said, I like Roache and hope to see the Buccos draft him in 2012! (although its way early and anything could happen)

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By: Kenny http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/who-will-the-pirates-draft-in-2012.html#comment-9372 Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20033#comment-9372 Pitsburgh needs some power bats to go with the power arms that NH has accquired over the past couple of drafts. A 3B or 1B would be nice because it looks like Alvarez is BUST.

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