2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 4/30


Mark Appel - 7.0 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 0 HR, W (6-1)

Kevin Gausman - 6.0 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 0 HR, ND

Kyle Zimmer – 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 1 HR, ND

Deven Marrero - 5-for-12 (.417), 2 R, 2 2B, 3B, 2 BB, 2 RBI, 2 SB

Mike Zunino - 7-for-21 (.333), 1 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB


-On Thursday I ranked the players at the top of the draft.

-Keith Law says that he keeps hearing Pittsburgh connected to Deven Marrero at number eight. He mentions it’s a great buy low opportunity, getting a guy who was a top five pick before the year.

-In that link, Law also mentions that the talent in the first round drops off at eighth. That was my take in my rankings on Thursday, although Law has Max Fried in his top seven, and I have Lucas Giolito.


-Mike Zunino and Florida resume their schedule on Thursday.

-Deven Marrero and Arizona State resume their schedule on Friday.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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