Comments on: Pirates Mock Draft Trends: Zunino, Almora, or Dahl http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-mock-draft-trends-zunino-almora-or-dahl.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00:38:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: buccotime57 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-mock-draft-trends-zunino-almora-or-dahl.html#comment-15648 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 21:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32782#comment-15648 I have this feeling the giolito and fried are going to make their choice together as they are from the same HS and both going to UCLA

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-mock-draft-trends-zunino-almora-or-dahl.html#comment-15643 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 19:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32782#comment-15643 It seems the issue now is Giolito’s asking price. He’s in a good position to ask for a lot, as there’s teams in the middle of the draft with a lot of comp. picks who can move money around easier. Take Toronto, for example. They pick 17th, but they have $8.8 M to spend in the draft, thanks to 5 picks before the second round. If Giolito is looking for top of the first round money, around $5 M, it would be easier for them to make that happen. Same with the Cardinals. They pick 19th, but have $9.1 M to spend thanks to five picks before the second round.

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By: buccotime57 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-mock-draft-trends-zunino-almora-or-dahl.html#comment-15640 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 19:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32782#comment-15640 I was just thinking about something you said a few weeks ago about how something really small change the perception on a prospect..like Lucas giolito he has an elbow SPRAIN…there is no reason to pass on him…the UCL was not ruptured and he was managed appropriately and shut down for the season…this happens all the time to pitchers and there is a large body of evidence to guide rehabilitation and to say he will be ok

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-mock-draft-trends-zunino-almora-or-dahl.html#comment-15635 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 19:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32782#comment-15635 I mentioned him as a third tier guy in my rankings. I also talked about him in my article in the Prospect Guide. He’s one of those players that is on the same talent level as guys like Fried and Marrero. There’s not much difference between the 8-19 guys, in my opinion, so it comes down to a matter of preference.

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By: buccotime57 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-mock-draft-trends-zunino-almora-or-dahl.html#comment-15632 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 19:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32782#comment-15632 why was he never mentioned before this…what made the jump

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