Comments on: Latest Keith Law Mock Draft Has The Usual Names For Pirates, Surprise At The Top http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/latest-keith-law-mock-draft-has-the-usual-names-for-pirates-surprise-at-the-top.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:50:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/latest-keith-law-mock-draft-has-the-usual-names-for-pirates-surprise-at-the-top.html#comment-28226 Thu, 30 May 2013 20:30:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55069#comment-28226 If Clint Frazier falls to #9 he would have to be the pick over a C who may not hit enough. BA has Frazier ranked #4 overall and a near lock to go in the top 5 picks. I would not pass up him or Meadows at #9.

Assuming they both go then 2 of Ball, McGuire, Renfroe, or Crawford will work nicely. Its not a deep draft at the very top, but there is a nice group of 10-15 guys that we can get 2 of. I’d prefer Ball and Crawford.

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/latest-keith-law-mock-draft-has-the-usual-names-for-pirates-surprise-at-the-top.html#comment-28220 Thu, 30 May 2013 19:11:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55069#comment-28220 Excellent. So basically Tony Sanchez without the bar fights. Thanks for the comparisons.

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/latest-keith-law-mock-draft-has-the-usual-names-for-pirates-surprise-at-the-top.html#comment-28219 Thu, 30 May 2013 19:04:58 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55069#comment-28219 Every time I read a McGuire scouting report, I think of Sanchez. Now you could say if he reminds you of him out of HS, compared to college, that should be a good thing. Sanchez wasn’t highly rated as a Soph in college and he has had some issues along the way to where he is now. McGuire seems to have a great head on his shoulders and a terrific work ethic, so you could see him reaching that .280, 15 homer, GG defense potential. Being a HS kid at a key position though, you never know how that translates to full season ball and the everyday grind that goes with it.

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/latest-keith-law-mock-draft-has-the-usual-names-for-pirates-surprise-at-the-top.html#comment-28217 Thu, 30 May 2013 18:59:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55069#comment-28217 I see. So if you have time how do Tony Sanchez and Reese Mcguire compare? Both defensively good with any bonus coming from offense? I’m guessing Mcguire has a higher upside but Sanchez was more polished since he was drafted out of college?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/latest-keith-law-mock-draft-has-the-usual-names-for-pirates-surprise-at-the-top.html#comment-28214 Thu, 30 May 2013 18:43:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55069#comment-28214 Maguire or Frazier would make me very happy.

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/latest-keith-law-mock-draft-has-the-usual-names-for-pirates-surprise-at-the-top.html#comment-28209 Thu, 30 May 2013 17:27:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55069#comment-28209 It’s basically the same situation where I say Peterson and Renfroe have similar overall value. If you’re going to pick one of them, I don’t think either is clearly better now or long-term, but they really aren’t similar type players. While I don’t think Peterson would be a popular pick, I think he could move fast enough that he would quell some of the hate for the pick pretty quickly. Might not be the best upside pick they could make at that spot, but he also has a much higher floor. Basically, he is very safe compared to a HS player

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/latest-keith-law-mock-draft-has-the-usual-names-for-pirates-surprise-at-the-top.html#comment-28208 Thu, 30 May 2013 17:15:59 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55069#comment-28208 They really aren’t similar, but offer similar upside. Frazier is a smaller player, hits right-handed, while Bell is a switch-hitter. Frazier seems to be more athletic, so speed can be part of his game, while Bell will probably hit for a higher average. You put them in the same system, they probably rank right next to each other. If I had to take a preference, I’d go Bell for his size and the fact most of his AB’s at PNC would come from the left side. Frazier could have slightly higher upside though, tremendous bat speed and power, plus very athletic and he won’t fill out much more, so he shouldn’t lose much speed as he moves up

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/latest-keith-law-mock-draft-has-the-usual-names-for-pirates-surprise-at-the-top.html#comment-28207 Thu, 30 May 2013 16:57:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55069#comment-28207 How would Josh Bell compare to Clint Frazier? I realize they’re 2 years apart. Just trying to get an idea if I should hope for him to fall to #9.

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