2018 Draft

Draft Prospect Watch: Two More Names to Follow this Spring

Draft Prospect Watch: Two More Names to Follow this Spring
John Dreker

Two weeks ago we began our 2018 amateur draft coverage with our preview article. That was followed by a look at two of the top names in this draft class last Saturday. We continue this week with two more players of interest. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the tenth overall pick in the 2018 draft, which is now 93 days away. That's their highest pick since taking Austin Meadows with the ninth overall pick in 2013.

Every Saturday leading up to the draft, we will have an article looking at the players who are possibilities for that tenth overall pick. We will also have separate articles as we get closer to the draft whenever some of the top draft sources have updated rankings or post mock drafts.

We start this week's article with left-handed starting pitcher Ryan Rolison from Ole Miss. The ...

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2018 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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