Draft Prospect Watch: New Mock Draft Has Pirates Taking Alex Blandino
Apr02

Draft Prospect Watch: New Mock Draft Has Pirates Taking Alex Blandino

Some quick college and high school notes from the last three days, which includes a possible first round pick that will miss at least six weeks and another that looked great in a complete game win. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th, just under ten weeks away. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the first round this year. They also picked 65th overall in the second round and 74th, which is their competitive balance pick. For...

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International and Amateur Draft Bonus Numbers Released
Apr02

International and Amateur Draft Bonus Numbers Released

Jim Callis has posted the bonus pool amounts for the 2014 amateur draft and international signings. Due to their finish in the standings, the Pittsburgh Pirates are in the bottom 1/3 of each list. For the draft pool, the Pirates will have $5,606,100 to spend on their picks in the first ten rounds combined. That ranks them 21st overall. The Pirates pick 24th overall and they also have a competitive balance pick after the second round....

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Indianapolis Indians Opening Day Roster
Apr01

Indianapolis Indians Opening Day Roster

The Indianapolis Indians released their 2014 Opening Day roster on Tuesday. The top prospect at Indianapolis is Gregory Polanco, who is the #1 prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system. Jameson Taillon will eventually join the Indianapolis roster, but he is currently out with elbow discomfort and seeking a second opinion. Left-handed pitchers are marked with an asterisk. A full preview of the Indianapolis Indians will be...

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Bradenton Marauders Announce Opening Day Roster
Mar31

Bradenton Marauders Announce Opening Day Roster

The Bradenton Marauders have announced their 2014 Opening Day roster. Among the top prospects to begin the season with the team are right fielder Josh Bell and catcher Jin-De Jhang. Pitcher Tyler Glasnow, who ranks third among prospects in the system, should join the team in 2-3 weeks once he recovers from a minor back injury that occurred during Spring Training. Clay Holmes was scheduled to make the team, but he will miss the entire...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Wrapping Up the National HS Invitational
Mar30

Draft Prospect Watch: Wrapping Up the National HS Invitational

Straying a bit from the usual Sunday coverage where we take a look at former Pittsburgh Pirates draft picks and wrap up the college weekend. The National High School Invitational took place this week and it was filled with top high school talent. On Wednesday, we took a look at the recap of the first day, including a chance to see Touki Toussaint pitch six innings. The last two days provided a chance to look at another top pitcher, as...

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