2017 Draft

Draft Prospect Watch: Brendan McKay Dominates on the Mound, But is He a Better Hitter?

Brendan McKay was part of our 2014 draft coverage while at Blackhawk HS (PA.) Photo Credit: David Hague
Draft Prospect Watch: Brendan McKay Dominates on the Mound, But is He a Better Hitter?
John Dreker

Over the last two weeks, we took a look at four of the top college pitchers in this year’s draft. Florida’s Alex Faedo and Vanderbilt’s Kyle Wright are near the top for all of the draft sources we looked at for our 2017 draft preview last month, so we covered them first. That was followed by North Carolina's J.B. Bukauskas and Missouri's Tanner Houck last weekend. We take a closer look at two other highly rated college pitchers this week, then it's on to some college position players next weekend. We also have weekend updates at the bottom of this article for the first four players we covered.

Just a reminder that the draft begins on June 12th and the Pittsburgh Pirates have four picks that first day, including the 12th overall pick. They also have five of the top 88 picks, so this give...

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2017 Draft
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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