Comments on: Kiley McDaniel’s Third Mock Draft Has McGuire and Ball http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-third-mock-draft-has-mcguire-and-ball.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 18 May 2014 03:07:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: pittsburgherfan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-third-mock-draft-has-mcguire-and-ball.html#comment-28496 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:38:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55832#comment-28496 McKenry isn’t even a serviceable back up. His arm (or lack there of) makes the rest of his defense suspect anyway. The Pirates just need to give Tony Sanchez a chance at this point.

On the topic of the draft, I don’t the point of drafting a position player that isn’t projected to be good offensively in the first round. McGuire isn’t that guy. Much better options than him at #9.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-third-mock-draft-has-mcguire-and-ball.html#comment-28487 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:35:14 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55832#comment-28487 Ian…I am with you on that sentiment.

Besides…NOBODY is prescient enough to know who is gonna do well, even with all the scouting, etc.

Foo

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-third-mock-draft-has-mcguire-and-ball.html#comment-28486 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:33:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55832#comment-28486 That’s a lotta mocks!

Foo

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By: skliesen http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-third-mock-draft-has-mcguire-and-ball.html#comment-28485 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:09:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55832#comment-28485 Michael McHenry is not a MLB quality starting catcher. He is a serviceable back up. Nothing more, nothing less. The defensive part of his game is average at best. With the Pirates system of winning with pitching and defense, they must have a starting catcher in the mold of Martin and Sanchez, not McHenry, to succeed.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-third-mock-draft-has-mcguire-and-ball.html#comment-28483 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:40:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55832#comment-28483 If he’s the best player available, you take him. Him being in the pros is at least 5 years away, so if they don’t need him then, trade him. Catchers, shortstops, center fielders, left handed pitchers, and guys with power will always bring more value than anything else. The draft is about acquiring the most valuable assets, period.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-third-mock-draft-has-mcguire-and-ball.html#comment-28482 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:35:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55832#comment-28482 SKL: Well stated, and McGuire hit .417 with 11 doubles and 3 HR’s this year in HS in only 72 AB’s. I also think that he will be a “hard” sign. Trey Ball, 6’6″ LHSP was 6-0, 0.76 ERA, 46IP, 23H, 93K/13W. I like that a lot at #9. At #14 I prefer another LHSP, Ian Clarkin, 6’3″, 7-2, 1.07 ERA, 59IP, 33H, 105K/20W. Wild Card – Hunter Harvey, HS RHSP, has hit 97, 8-0, 0.38 ERA, 55IP, 23H, 116K/17W, his father Bryan pitched in the majors for 9 years.
One other thing, last year the Pirates had two picks in the Top 100 after losing Appel, Barrett Barnes in the Supplemental, and Wyatt Mathison at No. 69. This year they have #9, #14, #51, and #87. The Pirates have their share of Top picks, but they have quite a few contributors who were selected in Rounds 4 thru 16.

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By: Susanne Klich Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-third-mock-draft-has-mcguire-and-ball.html#comment-28479 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:44:34 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55832#comment-28479 I don’t have a problem with McGuire if you think he is a near can’t miss hitter but I don’t see the point of taking him because he can develop into a great all-around catcher. With McKenry under control for awhile, Tony Sanchez looking great at the plate, Wyatt mathiesen who was in McGuire’s spot as arguably the best prep catcher last draft, and Jin-De Jhang…I feel like we have plenty of young catching options to take us into the future. If you think he can be an elite hitter anywhere in a lineup then take him. If he is just going to be a good hitter for a catcher than I think you go for someone with more upside at #9. We have issues at 3B in the system.

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-third-mock-draft-has-mcguire-and-ball.html#comment-28475 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:44:56 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55832#comment-28475 Who’s the best case/most likely scenario to unexpectedly fall to the Bucs at 9? I realize it won’t be Gray, Appel, Bryant, etc. but maybe a Shipley or Stewart? I feel like some team always gets lucky but a player “falling” to them if you will. Maybe we could benefit by a couple signable picks taken top 8.

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By: Kevin Rhodes http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/kiley-mcdaniels-third-mock-draft-has-mcguire-and-ball.html#comment-28474 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:41:23 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55832#comment-28474 Tim, if you haven’t seen this yet, you might want to check it out:

http://dcprosportsreport.com/MLBMocks.htm

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