Comments on: Draft Links: Pirates Among Day One Winners http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/draft-links-pirates-among-day-one-winners.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 08 Jun 2014 14:37:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Nuke Laloosh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/draft-links-pirates-among-day-one-winners.html#comment-28935 Tue, 11 Jun 2013 18:44:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56314#comment-28935 Who is throwing 95 from Clearfield?

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By: WTM http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/draft-links-pirates-among-day-one-winners.html#comment-28764 Sat, 08 Jun 2013 00:22:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56314#comment-28764 “giving the Pirates something they lack — a left-handed hitter with upside”

Gregory Polanco will be disappointed to hear this.

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By: rburgh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/draft-links-pirates-among-day-one-winners.html#comment-28752 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:55:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56314#comment-28752 Bucs could have 9 of the top 100 even without Cole – Allie, Kingham, and Dilson Herrera all have a shot at sneaking in at, say, #98.

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By: Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/draft-links-pirates-among-day-one-winners.html#comment-28748 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 18:43:23 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56314#comment-28748 Because the odds of that pick turning into a productive major leaguer are off the charts right?

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By: William Beckley http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/draft-links-pirates-among-day-one-winners.html#comment-28746 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 18:25:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56314#comment-28746 There is at least some chance the Pirates could top the Royals 8 players on Baseball America’s top 100 a few years back. It depends on whether someone like Cole loses prospect status, and how the draft picks are rated.

The Pirates could have:
Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, Luis Heredia, Josh Bell and both of the 1st round picks. Last year the top 13 picks of the draft all made BA’s top 100 (sans Appel). So I’m assuming the 5th and 12th ranked draft prospects according to BA will make their top 100 next year.

That puts the Pirates at 8 prospects in the top 100, needing only 1 more guy like a Tyler Glasnow to make the list for the Pirates system to top that famed group of Royals (and let’s avoid discussing what ever become of those Royals…)

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By: Steve Dimmick http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/draft-links-pirates-among-day-one-winners.html#comment-28741 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:44:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56314#comment-28741 i get what you mean on Adams, there is a kid from Clearfield that can hit 95 and no interest from the Pirates….mostly a reliever, but a young college arm in your territory, there should be no reason you’re not atleast visiting him.

You got the Urban Youth Academy, which is great for inner city youths, but baseball in this area is going downhill with interest turning to Soccer. Maybe MLB needs to turn some eyes to the smaller towns in America.

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By: hoosierIUdaddy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/draft-links-pirates-among-day-one-winners.html#comment-28740 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56314#comment-28740 sorry Smalley, you’re dead wrong. two picks in the top 15 you should do well. why do you have two top 15 picks? well we couldn’t sign Appel. Had they signed Appel last year and just came away with McGuire and Taylor they would be just like every other team this year. so, having an extra top 10 pick really did wonders for this draft. sad thing if the FO was more smart we could’ve had a better draft … cough …. cough … Gaby “bleepin” Sanchez.

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By: Nuke Laloosh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/draft-links-pirates-among-day-one-winners.html#comment-28738 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:31:52 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56314#comment-28738 I tend to agree; it’s hard to screw up with 2 of the top 14 picks. Where you make your hay is in scouting the after the first t couple of rounds. That’s where teams like the Cardinals destroy teams. They find the talent in the later rounds(i.e.-Pujols and Matt Adams) that others don’t. How the Pirates missed the boat on someone in their own back yard like Adams amazes me.

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By: Andrew Smalley http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/draft-links-pirates-among-day-one-winners.html#comment-28732 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 16:08:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56314#comment-28732 That’s not remotely true, w/ all due respect. Multiple teams had multiple picks in the draft, albeit not as high as the Pirates. Plus, just because you have the picks….doesn’t necessarily mean that you picked well. In fact, one could argue that – because the Pirates had two top-15 picks – the bar was set exceptionally high and therefore they are held to a higher standard.

The fact that no one – outside of, ironically enough, ‘Pirate fans that believe they know more than our entire Front Office’ – has panned either pick is the surest sign that we did well, at least as it relates to picking for value/process.

We did well. There is no reason to discount that fact just because we had an extra pick. None.

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By: capirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/draft-links-pirates-among-day-one-winners.html#comment-28731 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:51:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56314#comment-28731 Rating the Pirates the biggest winner in the first round should not be a great surprise since they were the only team with 2 picks in the top 15. They should have done well.

A bigger question is whether they can build on this in later rounds. I would much rather see the media saying the Pirates have one of the best drafts overall than just the best in the first round.

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