Draft Preview: Top Pitcher And Hitter Square Off

The sixth weekend of the college season is about to get under way. The Pirates have the #9 and #14 picks in the upcoming June amateur draft. Throughout the college/HS season, leading up to the draft, we will cover the interesting players that are being discussed in the Pirates draft range. There will also be daily notes on past picks by the Pirates who went unsigned. For a recap of the fifth week, check out our article posted here....

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Pirates Sign Two Pitching Prospects From Mexico

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two young pitchers from Mexico, agreeing to contracts with Jherson Esqueda and Gerardo Navarro on Friday. According to the link (in Spanish) the pitchers belonged to the Veracruz Red Eagles of the Mexican Baseball League. Esqueda is an 18-year-old right-hander, who is an accomplished International pitcher. He was being watched closely by the Pirates since early last year. At the time, he was throwing...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Week Five Recap

The fifth weekend of the college baseball season has come to a close and we saw a big home run game from the top college hitter and a pitcher brings some major heat on this last pitch of the day. Mark Appel and Stanford had the week off, so the spotlight was on some other pitchers near the top of this class. The two third baseman we are following closely, Kris Bryant from San Diego and Colin Moran from North Carolina, both are getting...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Stanek Hits 95, Moran Homers

The fifth weekend of college baseball wrapped up today with one of the higher ranked college pitchers on the mound. Check out the draft preview posted here and the recap of the fourth week’s action here. Just a reminder, the Pirates pick #9 and #14 in this year’s June amateur draft, so for the duration of the college season, leading up to draft day, we are following the players closely that are ranked in that range. The...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Gray Bringing Heat

The fifth weekend of college baseball started yesterday, and of the top college hitters seems to be breaking away from the pack with an impressive display of power. We also have some new names to follow, as seen below. The schedule for the top college players this weekend can be found here. Check out the draft preview posted here and the recap of the fourth week’s action here. Just a reminder, the Pirates pick #9 and #14 in this...

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