Comments on: Baseball America Releases First Mock Draft http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/baseball-america-releases-first-mock-draft.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:25:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Ross http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/baseball-america-releases-first-mock-draft.html#comment-14919 Fri, 11 May 2012 19:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=30801#comment-14919 Cecchini would be a fairly big reach to take at #8 overall just to let you ….and the system is not as weak at short as people are making it out to be. there’s d’arnaud, Mercer, Holt, and Hanson who are are fairly solid prospects. if all goes according to everything im reading online, the 7 picks in front of the Pirates will be Appel, Gausman, Buxton, Zimmer, Giolito, Zunino, Correa in no particular order. personally, nobody is talking about the two guys I think the Pirates should take; Stephen Piscotty of Stanford and Richie Shaffer of Clemson. both can play corner infield spots, Piscotty is the best college bat behind Zunino and is a great gap hitter, and Shaffer may be the best power hitter in the draft

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/baseball-america-releases-first-mock-draft.html#comment-14915 Fri, 11 May 2012 14:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=30801#comment-14915 I have no idea why we would take Marrero over Cecchini except for immediate need and that’s a terrible way to make draft decisions. If Correa is gone it sure seems like the pick should be Giolito or Cecchini.

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By: szielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/baseball-america-releases-first-mock-draft.html#comment-14908 Fri, 11 May 2012 03:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=30801#comment-14908 K. Law has hinted that the Pirates are interested in Marrero. Now Callis and BA have the Pirates taking Marrero. I have a bad feeling about this.

Right now, the 2009 draft is looking like a bust. Repeating the strategy makes not a bit of sense. It’s not as though the Pirates stateside amateur scouts have found numerous gems in the later rounds. The 2009 strategy makes sense only if the team using it cashes in on some of its later round picks. That does not look like it will happen with the 2009 class.

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By: Richard Ya'Zhynka http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/baseball-america-releases-first-mock-draft.html#comment-14906 Fri, 11 May 2012 02:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=30801#comment-14906 I don’t want to see the Pirates draft Marrero. A shortstop who isn’t hitting well in college should not be taken with the eighth pick in the draft.
I’m hoping that Correa drops to number 8. He is still only 17 years old. He is already an elite prospect and he has plenty of room – and time – for development. Giolito sounds like a big risk.
Thanks to an injury, some team is going to get a much better player than they should late in the first round – Victor Roache.

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