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Keith Law’s Final Draft Prospect Rankings Has College Players in Pirates Top Two Spots

Keith Law posted his final draft prospect rankings(subscription required) on Wednesday afternoon and he has TCU pitcher Brandon Finnegan rated #24 and Stanford third baseman Alex Blandino rated in the 39th spot.

After the Pittsburgh Pirates added the 39th pick in the Bryan Morris deal, it gave them a second chance to add impact talent in the draft and these rankings from Law prove just how deep the top end of the draft is this year. Blandino is someone that has been mentioned often going to the Pirates with the 24th pick in mock drafts, yet Law believes he only ranks 39th overall in this draft class. You might not get Blandino, but it shows that someone of his talent will be available when the Pirates pick.

During our last draft preview, we just happened to mention both of these players, so you can check out scouting reports and videos on both of them here.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • Monsoon Harvard

    I’m hoping for Gatewood & Blandino.

  • https://www.facebook.com/clementewall21 N_Cap

    Doubled up on position players last year gotta get an arm. Rather not get Finnegan to small

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