Comments on: Kiley McDaniel’s Last Mock Draft Has Smith and McGuire http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-last-mock-draft-has-smith-and-mcguire.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:32:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: IC Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-last-mock-draft-has-smith-and-mcguire.html#comment-28660 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:48:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56172#comment-28660 Littlefield spent his career taking signable bums. Thus he no longer has a career as a GM and I doubt he ever will. Safe players are not an issue if you take guys with upsides. Mike Minor was considered a safe player for the Braves a couple of years ago out of Vandy and he has a chance of being an all star. Nothing wrong with good pitchers who know how to pitch especially when you add that the Bucs have an inordinate amount of power arms in the system. Nothing wrong with a hitter who can fill a need in a year or two at a position that looks weak right now.

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By: Ecbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-last-mock-draft-has-smith-and-mcguire.html#comment-28659 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:41:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56172#comment-28659 I generally go with higher upside the better but wonder if that is really the case with where the Bucs are picking this year.

For example, it looks like they are going to take McGuire and he doesn’t appear to have as much upside as some of the other players available then.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-last-mock-draft-has-smith-and-mcguire.html#comment-28656 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:17:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56172#comment-28656 Littlefield spent his GM career taking ‘safe’ guys.

I love the fact that NH is willing to gamble on upside.

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By: capirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-last-mock-draft-has-smith-and-mcguire.html#comment-28652 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:00:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56172#comment-28652 I’d rather go with 2 upside high school players than safer college guys. I think the Pirates system has some decent prospects to fill in for the next couple of years, especially in the outfield where so many of the college guys might fit. And maybe Curry or Dickerson could turn out OK for 1st base.

Mostly, I want the high upside guys whether high school or college.

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By: Ecbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-last-mock-draft-has-smith-and-mcguire.html#comment-28649 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:30:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56172#comment-28649 I don’t really like the idea of taking two high school players in first round. Maybe that is way the draft breaks this year but it seems to me that a chance to get a more advanced player with one of the picks is prudent.

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By: Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-last-mock-draft-has-smith-and-mcguire.html#comment-28646 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:09:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56172#comment-28646 The one thing I’ll say to this is that McDaniel worked for Law at ESPN very recently so it wouldn’t surprise me if their info is similar in this case. I’m also still of the opinion McGuire wouldn’t be a Huntington-esque pick.

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