Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Rule 5 Draft Preview http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2011-rule-5-draft-preview.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:33:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2011-rule-5-draft-preview.html#comment-11155 Thu, 08 Dec 2011 13:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22165#comment-11155 Stay away from Smoker.  His fastball may hit mid-90s on occasion.  More often though it was in the md-80s.  Control is also an issue, a big one.  There are also other issues the Pirates won’t want to deal with.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2011-rule-5-draft-preview.html#comment-11144 Thu, 08 Dec 2011 04:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22165#comment-11144 The Pirates traded for Yamaico Navarro, an infielder, from the Royals this evening. Given their various signings this week, I doubt they make a Rule 5 selection this year.

They traded Brooks Pounders and a DSL player so maybe they think Navarro  has something to offer.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2011-rule-5-draft-preview.html#comment-11142 Thu, 08 Dec 2011 03:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22165#comment-11142 Ill have you know, Keno on a machine at the Casino (especially the Rivers) can get very expensive to play and take your money in a second. I wouldn’t know, just saying.

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