2017 Draft

Draft Prospect Watch: New Top 100 Prospects from MLB Pipeline

Draft Prospect Watch: New Top 100 Prospects from MLB Pipeline
John Dreker

MLB Pipeline posted their updated top 100 draft prospects on Thursday night. They not only added 50 names to their original top 50, they mixed up the order at the top, with some new names moving up the charts. You can check out the list, complete with scouting reports, in the link above. If you've been following our coverage, you'll recognize many of the names at the top, although you'll also see some names in the middle, indicating those players have seen their draft stock drop recently. I wanted to do something a little different with this and look at the players who match up to the picks the Pirates have in the top 100 draft spots.

This isn't like a mock draft, so you really can't say that Pipeline thinks the 12th best player will go to the Pirates with the 12th overall pick. What th...

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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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