2010 Draft Prospects Rundown 2/22

Division I baseball kicked off the regular season this weekend, which means we saw the debut of several top draft prospects.  Bryce Harper has already been playing at the JuCo level this season, and he also played a few games over the weekend, wrapping up the first portion of the schedule at the College of Southern Nevada.  Here is a recap of how each player did this weekend.  You can click on their name to go to their...

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2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Prospects Preview

If there’s one thing we learned in 2009, it’s this: predicting the approach this management team will take in the draft is impossible.  In 2008 the Pirates selected Pedro Alvarez, who was the top rated prospect in the draft.  In the second round they took Tanner Scheppers, who fell from a top 10 ranking to the second round due to injury concerns, and ended up not signing because of those same concerns.  The Pirates also...

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Spring Training Updates: Kevin Hart, Neil Walker, Jean Machi

Going in to Spring Training, it seemed that there would only be four positions up for grabs.  Those were the starting first base position, the fifth rotation spot, the final bench spot, and one bullpen spot.  Jeff Clement has the inside track at first base, there are plenty of options for the bench spot, and the one bullpen spot turned in to two when it was discovered that Joel Hanrahan would start the season on the disabled...

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Baseball Prospectus Top 11 Prospects

Today Baseball Prospectus released their top 11 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system.  BP rates prospects on a star system, with five star being the best.  Here is the list, and to read the scouting reports on each player you have to be a BP subscriber: Five-Star Prospects1. Pedro Alvarez, 3BFour-Star Prospects2. Tony Sanchez, C3. Jose Tabata, OF Three-Star Prospects4. Starling Marte, OF5. Chase...

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Pirates Videos, 2010 Draft Prospects, Willy Garcia, Player Pages

A few notes before I call it a night: -Jennifer Langosch has some YouTube videos up of the Pirates’ Spring Training workouts, along with some information, including a tour of the DR facility.  Good stuff there, so check it out. -Bryce Harper went 1 for 3 tonight.  Southern Nevada has three more games of tournament play this weekend before taking a short break.  They return March 5th for the conference games, which...

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