Pirates sign Kevin Decker

According to the Washington Times-Herald, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their first draft pick from the 2010 draft group, 39th round draft pick Kevin Decker (link via Bucs Dugout).  Decker will report to Bradenton for Extended Spring Training, then will go to State College for the start of the New York-Penn League on June 18th. Decker pitched for the College of Charleston.  Decker had a 3.78 ERA in 81 innings in 2010,...

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Notes on Day Three of the Draft

I wasn’t around for day three of the MLB draft, as I was on my way out of town for my friend’s wedding this weekend.  After taking a look at the selections, and doing some research, I was able to find a few tidbits on each player.  I will have their player pages up by early next week, with the 2010 Draft Pick Signing Tracker going up on Sunday night (it sounds like some easy signings could be announced on...

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A Draft That Could Change a Franchise

If there’s one thing that I’m certain about, it’s that Neal Huntington and the Pirates’ management group know how to draft. In 2008 they landed Pedro Alvarez, which was a no-brainer decision, although we’ve seen those types of no-brainer decisions get passed up in previous years, so Alvarez was a refreshing change.  In 2009 they took an innovative approach, going against the consensus scouting...

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Pirates call up Brad Lincoln and Jose Tabata

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up top prospects Brad Lincoln and Jose Tabata, both of which could make their debuts tonight.  Lincoln definitely will make his debut, as he is the scheduled starter against Washington. Lincoln was on fire in the month of May, with a 2.38 ERA in five starts for Indianapolis, spanning 34 innings, with a 31:4 K/BB ratio.  In his two most recent starts, Lincoln combined for 11 shutout innings,...

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2010 MLB Draft Live Blog: Day Two

Day two of the draft starts at noon, and consists of rounds 2-30.  You can follow along via conference call on MLB.com, or just follow all of the Pirates’ picks in the chat below. Check out my day one recap and day two preview to know what to watch for. <p><a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=8c83a625e2″ >2010 MLB Draft Live Blog: Day...

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