2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/21


Mark Appel - 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 13 K, 0 HR, W (9-1)

Kevin Gausman - 9.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, W (9-1)

Kyle Zimmer – DNP

Michael Wacha – 6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, ND

Deven Marrero - 8-for-16 (.500), 3 2B, 3B, 2 K, BB, SB

Mike Zunino - 5-for-14 (.357), 2 2B, 2 HR, 2 K, 2 BB


-Two mock drafts were released last week. Jonathan Mayo and Keith Law both have Deven Marrero going to the Pirates.

-Marrero went 8-for-12 with three doubles and a triple in the three game series against Washington this weekend. On the season he has a .279/.338/.436 line. He’s hitting for a .290/.350/.486 line in 107 at-bats in April and May.

-Last week I looked at why scouting will be important for the upcoming draft.

-Baseball America released their top 100 draft prospects. They also released numbers 101-200.


-Mike Zunino and Florida have finished their regular season. The SEC tournament will start on Tuesday.

-Deven Marrero and Arizona State finish their regular season with a three game series against Arizona, starting 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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