Pirates draft Jameson Taillon

The Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted high school pitcher Jameson Taillon (click his name to go to his BUCCO Fans player page) with their first pick, number two overall, in the 2010 MLB draft.  Taillon was rated the number two prospect in the draft by Baseball America, behind Bryce Harper and one ahead of high school shortstop Manny Machado.  Harper went first overall to the Washington Nationals, leaving...

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2010 MLB Draft Live Blog

The 2010 MLB Draft begins on Monday, June 7th at 7:00 PM.  I will be doing a live blog starting at 6:00 PM to talk about the Pirates’ first round pick, and as the rest of the first round plays out, talking about some potential options for the picks on day two.  Will the Pirates go with Jameson Taillon or Manny Machado? If you haven’t already, check out my 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates draft preview....

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Pirates expected to take Jameson Taillon

The popular prediction today has the Pittsburgh Pirates taking Jameson Taillon with their first overall pick, number two in the 2010 draft.  Mock drafts today by Keith Law of ESPN, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com, Jim Callis of Baseball America, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus, Frankie Piliere of AOL Fanhouse, and Andy Seiler of MLB Bonus Baby all have Taillon as the Pirates’ pick.  Buster Olney also reported...

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2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Preview

Check back later today for the BUCCO Fans.com 2010 MLB Draft Live Blog The Pittsburgh Pirates have taken two very different approaches in the MLB draft under General Manager Neal Huntington.  In the 2008 draft, the first for Huntington, the Pirates selected Pedro Alvarez with their first pick, second overall.  The Pirates ended up giving Alvarez a $6 M bonus to sign, which was the biggest bonus in franchise history.  They didn’t...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/6/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus 5-1.  Hayden Penn pitched 6.1 innings, allowing four runs on nine hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and two strikeouts.  Jean Machi allowed one run on two hits in an inning of work. Jose Tabata went 1-for-2 with a run, two walks, and two stolen bases.  Tabata now has 23 steals on...

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