Comments on: A Detailed Look at the Early Results From the 2008 Draft http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-detailed-look-at-the-early-results-from-the-2008-draft.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:50:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Jimmy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-detailed-look-at-the-early-results-from-the-2008-draft.html#comment-11972 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 09:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23526#comment-11972 Seriously when can the Pirates overachieve for a change and pick up some good players in the draft like Hudson and Avila?

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-detailed-look-at-the-early-results-from-the-2008-draft.html#comment-11964 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 20:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23526#comment-11964 F I wish we had drafted Lawrie. Hindsight’s always 20/20 though…

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-detailed-look-at-the-early-results-from-the-2008-draft.html#comment-11942 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23526#comment-11942 But there still are a lot of guys that have progressed well and could make solid contributions.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-detailed-look-at-the-early-results-from-the-2008-draft.html#comment-11941 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23526#comment-11941 I think if you had to grade this draft you’d give Alvarez a D and the rest of the draft an incomplete.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-detailed-look-at-the-early-results-from-the-2008-draft.html#comment-11936 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23526#comment-11936 very good and detailed post.  Thanks for research.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-detailed-look-at-the-early-results-from-the-2008-draft.html#comment-11935 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 13:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23526#comment-11935 @John.  Hudson was a college junior at Old Dominion who had a disappointing season after having a nice sophomore season and a good showing in Cape Cod.  He was not in Baseball America’s top 200 for the draft, although he seemingly just missed that grouping.  They were pretty complimentary about his stuff in the scouting report but said his command was inconsistent.

Sounds like someone who just overachieved his scouting reports.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-detailed-look-at-the-early-results-from-the-2008-draft.html#comment-11934 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23526#comment-11934 The interesting thing to me so far is Daniel Hudson.  He obviously is the biggest steal of that draft class so far, yet lasted until the 4th round.  Was he originally slated to be a 1st rounder that people didn’t think would sign?  I do agree it is still too early to be very definitive of this draft, but it still isn’t looking good so far with the Pirates.  Avilla too is obviously a talent.

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