2017 Draft

New Mock Draft from Baseball America has Pirates Going for a College Outfielder

New Mock Draft from Baseball America has Pirates Going for a College Outfielder
John Dreker

Baseball America released their second mock draft on Thursday, though this is the first one in which they went past the tenth overall pick. The Pirates have the 12th overall pick when the draft starts on June 12th and according to John Manuel's mock draft, he has them going with Virginia outfielder Adam Haseley.

Haseley has been the best college hitter according to Manuel, although he says that scouts remain skeptical of his power and ability to play center field in the future. Through 40 games this season, Haseley is hitting .407/.508/693, with 11 homers and nine steals in 13 attempts. He's also a starting pitcher, and has posted a 3.31 ERA in nine starts.

BA has an article worth checking out about Haseley, comparing him with Jeren Kendall and their ability to make contact. In 184 p...

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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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