Comments on: Baseball America Releases Their First Mock Draft http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-releases-their-first-mock-draft.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 26 May 2014 13:54:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: mcnair54 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-releases-their-first-mock-draft.html#comment-27491 Fri, 17 May 2013 01:53:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52993#comment-27491 The Pirates need Colin Moran ar 9. He is a hit machine and that is exactly what this team needs. I get the Joey Votto vibe when I’ve watched his tapes. He sprays the ball all over the field and occasionally hits for power. He’ll be a .310 20HR a season guy which would be perfect at third base in PNC.

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By: hoosierIUdaddy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-releases-their-first-mock-draft.html#comment-27288 Mon, 13 May 2013 00:12:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52993#comment-27288 Kohl Stewart/Reese McGuire would be two best available players that would likely be there at our respective picks. If you miss out on a grade A prospect like Appel you can’t follow it up with a marginal prospect like Moran or Ball. You need a high potential guy that could turn into a #1 or #2 starter like Appel would have been. McGuire fills a need at catcher and Tony Sanchez, Wyatt Mathisen, and McGuire is exciting depth wise. You gotta like McGuire’s LH bat

I want no part of the college bats this year. However, knowing our buccos they will take a pair of college bats bc they think they are close to contending. You can trade some of the OF guys and maybe a pitcher to get a good 3B prospect. Might as well go for the best available prospect like Miguel Sano, who can annihilate the ball. You could even include Alvarez in such a deal because at this point I am over him. Probably can’t afford him either down the road

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By: NastyNate82 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-releases-their-first-mock-draft.html#comment-27211 Fri, 10 May 2013 21:24:52 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52993#comment-27211 Think about it. What if Bell gets a lot bigger and his mobility is limited? They can move him to first. Also, you can trade from the OF glut if it gets crowded. Its stupid to draft for need, then you end up reaching…and then you end up with a system full of Barmes like hitters. Good luck with that.

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-releases-their-first-mock-draft.html#comment-27210 Fri, 10 May 2013 21:11:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52993#comment-27210 Moran/J.P. Crawford

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-releases-their-first-mock-draft.html#comment-27209 Fri, 10 May 2013 21:10:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52993#comment-27209 We’ve already got Bell who is a work in progress from High school, so I agree here. Definitely if you are going to take a power hitter, take a college guy. I still think since there are no top ranking SS at the college level, that Crawford needs to be picked at #14 if he’s there. I don’t see Hanson sticking at short, I just don’t. We need a prospect there who can actually play the position. I know some of you might be scared of a Chad Hermanson repeat, but we need SS and noone is trading them.

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-releases-their-first-mock-draft.html#comment-27208 Fri, 10 May 2013 21:08:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52993#comment-27208 “These things have a way of working out” really? You sound like management. Have you seen the ridiculous concentration at some positions and the lack of a single valuable prospect at others? Some positions…..teams value higher than others, that has to be taken into account or you end up with Clint Barmes as your starting shortstop for two years

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By: NastyNate82 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-releases-their-first-mock-draft.html#comment-27200 Fri, 10 May 2013 12:58:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52993#comment-27200 I’d pick an OF if it was someone like Frazier or Meadows who dropped to them. These things have a way of working out, its more important to get high-end talent there no matter what position.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-releases-their-first-mock-draft.html#comment-27193 Fri, 10 May 2013 12:02:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52993#comment-27193 NS: With ‘Cutch and Marte locked in for years (2017,2018), and at least 5 excellent young OF prospects led by, IMO, Gregory Polanco, and Josh Bell, we do not need another OF. Reese McGuire is an excellent C/3B prospect, but Moran at No. 9 would be hard to pass up. At No. 14 I take the best HS LHSP on the board, The Pirates are set with LHSP’s through the next 3 years so why take a college pitcher? I would rather see a HS guy with a projectable body who we could develop and have ready by age 23 at the latest.

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By: NastyNate82 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-releases-their-first-mock-draft.html#comment-27188 Fri, 10 May 2013 02:57:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52993#comment-27188 Thats not a bad haul. The reports on Manaea having low velocity are kind of disturbing…I think if he keeps firing mid-80′s, he’ll drop completely. Realistically, I think a Moran/Bell combo would be very good. I’d be ecstatic if Frazier dropped. And it sounds like he might drop to near #9.

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By: Mwaatrtd http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/baseball-america-releases-their-first-mock-draft.html#comment-27187 Fri, 10 May 2013 02:50:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52993#comment-27187 I pray that the Pirates take Moran. I’ll take a polished college bat over a project high school player every time. The kid has more HR’s than K’s, which is just insane, and he is probably the best bet to be major league ready within a year or two.

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