Final Mock Draft From Keith Law, Plus Draft Links to Get You Through the Day
Jun05

Final Mock Draft From Keith Law, Plus Draft Links to Get You Through the Day

Keith Law put out his final mock draft(subscription required) this afternoon and he has the Pittsburgh Pirates going after pitcher Kyle Freeland. In his final draft rankings from yesterday, Law had Freeland ranked as the 19th best player. The 6’4″, 185 pound left-hander from Evansville has a fastball that sits low-90′s, but many believe he still has room to add strength/weight to his frame, which could add to...

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Final Mock Drafts From Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo Have Contrasting Picks For Pirates
Jun05

Final Mock Drafts From Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo Have Contrasting Picks For Pirates

On MLB.com, Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis released their final mock drafts on Thursday, just hours before the draft starts. They have the Pittsburgh Pirates going in totally different directions, though the picks are ones we have heard before. Mayo has the Pirates going with Casey Gillaspie, a power-hitting first baseman from Wichita State. Gillaspie is a switch-hitter, who should hit for power and average in the majors, drawing...

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Perfect Game Mock Draft Has Pirates Taking Two High School Bats
Jun05

Perfect Game Mock Draft Has Pirates Taking Two High School Bats

Perfect Game released their final mock draft on Wednesday night. They had a seven man team contribute to the mock draft, with some pretty big names helping out, such as Kendall Rogers, Jason Parks and Allan Simpson. For the two early Pittsburgh Pirates picks, they went with shortstop Jacob Gatewood in the 24th spot and second baseman Forrest Wall in the 39th spot, both prep players. Gatewood has been mentioned often for the Pirates...

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Final Mock Draft From Baseball America Has Huge Prep Arm Falling to Pirates
Jun05

Final Mock Draft From Baseball America Has Huge Prep Arm Falling to Pirates

Baseball America has released their final mock draft and they are predicting a major fall for a prep arm that hasn’t been linked to the Pittsburgh Pirates before today. BA thinks right-handed pitcher Grant Holmes could drop all the way to the Pirates with their 24th pick. Holmes was mentioned by us numerous times, but mostly in passing because he hasn’t been in the Pirates range since very early in the season. We posted a...

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Prospect Highlights: Triple From Alen Hanson, Tony Sanchez’s Second Homer
Jun05

Prospect Highlights: Triple From Alen Hanson, Tony Sanchez’s Second Homer

Tony Sanchez had a huge game for Indianapolis yesterday and he has been an RBI machine in AAA this year. He hit two homers on Wednesday, including the opposite field shot shown in the video below, which was his second homer of the game. Sanchez has played 14 games now for Indianapolis and he has 17 RBIs to go along with a .966 OPS. The Pirates obviously want him catching everyday instead of getting two starts a week behind Russell...

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