Comments on: Draft Prospect Watch: Mock Drafts Have Pirates Going Prep http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-mock-drafts-have-pirates-going-prep.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:13:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: piraterican21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-mock-drafts-have-pirates-going-prep.html#comment-25715 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:29:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48525#comment-25715 Ball and Moran for me, no interest in Bryant, nor going all prep!

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-mock-drafts-have-pirates-going-prep.html#comment-25646 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:36:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48525#comment-25646 I like Gonzales over them because he is a polished lefty. I think they have the same ceiling, hard to pick one over another, but playing in PNC, I’d prefer a lefty and someone who can get there quick. He already has a great changeup and excellent command, so that will play well with the front office.

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By: NastyNate82 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-mock-drafts-have-pirates-going-prep.html#comment-25645 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:30:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48525#comment-25645 Do you think there is a big difference between Gonzo and the other likely college starters who would be available there? I’m thinking guys like Eades, Wahl, Williams, etc. I’m kind of curious about this TCU kid, although if its the same one from Keith Law’s write-up, it sounds like he just got moved to the pen.

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-mock-drafts-have-pirates-going-prep.html#comment-25597 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 03:45:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48525#comment-25597 I’d prefer college players with my picks, unless the HS pick is too good to pass up. In the Sickels draft, I’m definitely taking Manaea, no brainer. Then I’d probably go with Austin Wilson with the second pick.
In the other draft Colin Moran seems like the obvious to me, then I’d pick Marco Gonzales. The reports say he will be a middle rotation starter, but I like that they consider him polished already, with a four pitch mix, lefty with decent velocity and a killer changeup. He is what you would call a safe pick, but not a reach

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By: NastyNate82 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-mock-drafts-have-pirates-going-prep.html#comment-25596 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 02:07:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48525#comment-25596 John,

If the scenarios played out like they did in those drafts mock drafts you mention, who would you take in each instance? I think it would be pretty hard to pass on Manea if he fell to them as he did in the Minor League Ball draft. I wouldn’t mind Stewart either, though I would be hesitant to take him at #9 as if you don’t sign him this year, then they’re left with an unprotected pick. I think in the My MLB Draft, a college pitcher like Wahl or Eades might be better there than Ball…but as you noted, there is little information on him right now. Always fun to talk about even though we’re…10 weeks away.

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By: Kerry Writtenhouse http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-mock-drafts-have-pirates-going-prep.html#comment-25595 Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:12:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48525#comment-25595 Brewers just signed Lohse, so that takes the 17th pick off the board. 3 years and 33 mill is the rumor.

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By: jg941 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-mock-drafts-have-pirates-going-prep.html#comment-25594 Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:33:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48525#comment-25594 The Bucs need to take either of the 3Bs – Kris Bryant or Colin Moran – with one of their picks.

Almost guaranteed that one will be available between 9 & 14 (i.e. both won’t be taken in top 8) so they need to pull the trigger.

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By: Kerry Writtenhouse http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-mock-drafts-have-pirates-going-prep.html#comment-25593 Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:03:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48525#comment-25593 I’ll make sure to do that. This kid is a good athlete, he quit playing basketball to focus on baseball year round.

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-mock-drafts-have-pirates-going-prep.html#comment-25592 Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:43:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48525#comment-25592 If you don’t mind Kerry, please post about Ball when you see him in the comments of the newest draft prospect watch at the time. His season really starts late compared to the others, so there hasn’t been anything new with him to talk about. Thanks

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By: Kerry Writtenhouse http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/draft-prospect-watch-mock-drafts-have-pirates-going-prep.html#comment-25591 Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:39:59 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48525#comment-25591 No doubt about that.

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