Comments on: Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 4/13-4/15 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/weekend-pirates-draft-prospects-preview-413-415.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:23:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Kevin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/weekend-pirates-draft-prospects-preview-413-415.html#comment-14208 Sat, 14 Apr 2012 01:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=28682#comment-14208 When was the last time any 5’9″ RHP went in the first round?  No teams prefer 5’9″ RHPs.

Of course it makes sense b/c if you can’t see over the lineman you can’t pitch for the Pirates :)

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By: KingCobra15 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/weekend-pirates-draft-prospects-preview-413-415.html#comment-14183 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 23:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=28682#comment-14183  a la Dave Littlefield and Bryan Bullington

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By: szielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/weekend-pirates-draft-prospects-preview-413-415.html#comment-14181 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=28682#comment-14181  The Pirates prefer tall pitchers….

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By: Kevin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/weekend-pirates-draft-prospects-preview-413-415.html#comment-14177 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:30:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=28682#comment-14177 Nice to see Duke’s Marcus Stroman move into Pirate territory.  He’s short but has a quality arm.  I’d like to see him go at #8.

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By: Ross http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/weekend-pirates-draft-prospects-preview-413-415.html#comment-14176 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 17:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=28682#comment-14176 franchises rarely EVER draft based on need. because thats an awful way to take things into consideration when trying to upgrade your system. you pretty much ALWAYS draft the best player available on your draft board. take for instance the penguins in the 2011 NHL Draft. they took two defensemen with their 1st rd (Joe Morrow) and 2nd rd (Scott Harrington) picks when their system was already loaded with D men as it is. at the time of their picks, both of them were the best players available at that position the Penguins were at, so Shero took them

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By: szielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/weekend-pirates-draft-prospects-preview-413-415.html#comment-14174 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 16:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=28682#comment-14174 I’d be quite happy if Correa remained on the board till the eighth pick. But I suspect that that won’t happen. Despite the lack of publicly available information about Correa, his perceived value climbs as time passes. BA and Law talk to scouts, so their views on Correa reflect that fact and their love for Correa continues to grow. Sickles is also a big fan. Given the attrition from the preseason the Top-10 players and given a more favorable view of Correa’s value, a team picking before the Pirates may take him.

Gavin Cecchini

may be a worthy substitute if the Pirates feel compelled to pick a shortstop.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/weekend-pirates-draft-prospects-preview-413-415.html#comment-14170 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=28682#comment-14170 I don’t think they’ve ever had a specific strategy as far as focusing on one group. It’s probably not a good idea to start that now. Usually in those cases you end up taking lesser ranked players just to fit your strategy.

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/weekend-pirates-draft-prospects-preview-413-415.html#comment-14169 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=28682#comment-14169 I feel like based on our approach the last couple of seasons we need to change direction this year.  In my opinion we need to go after as many prolific college hitters as possible.  These guys should be able to move through the system faster and we won’t run into issues having to pay over slot and get penalized.  

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