WBC Notes: Leroux Gets The Start For Canada

Chris Leroux got the start in game two for Canada today. In the bottom of the first inning, with Canada already up 4-0, he threw 27 pitches, sitting 92-93 MPH with his fastball, hitting 94 once. He struck out one, but gave up two singles and a run that scored due to an error on an infielder grounder. Leroux settled down in the second inning, retiring the side in order by picking up two strikeouts and a groundball to second base. He...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Bryant Homers, Wahl Bounces Back

The fourth weekend of college baseball started today. For some former Pirates draft picks, it was a good night for pitching. On the other hand, for two of the top starters in this draft class, their stock is quickly dropping. 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 third week’s action here. Just a reminder, the Pirates pick #9 and #14...

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Draft Preview: Bryant Continues To Hit Homers

The fourth 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 third week, check out our article posted here....

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Taillon Looks Good Early In WBC Tune-Up Game

Jameson Taillon and Team Canada took on the Milwaukee Brewers today in a tune-up game for the World Baseball Classic. Taillon started the game, and looked good early, but couldn’t make it through three full innings. He final line was 2.2 IP, allowing two runs on four hits, two walks and a hit batter. He struck out two hitters. Through two innings, facing a lineup that included Rickie Weeks, Carlos Gomez and Norichika Aoki,...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Week Three Recap

The third weekend of the college baseball season has come to a close and we saw some power from one of the top draft-eligible third basemen on Friday and Sunday. Mark Appel showed why he will likely go well before the Pirates make their first selection with the 9th overall pick, and then select again with the 14th pick. The two third baseman we are following closely, Kris Bryant from San Diego and Colin Moran from North Carolina, both...

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