Pittsburgh Pirates Mock Draft Roundup and Analysis

The 2011 MLB draft is only three days away, which means we’re getting plenty of mock drafts with anticipation about how the draft will play out.  Normally we’d at least have a good idea about who the number one pick would be, although with the uncertainty surrounding this draft, the field is wide open.  Let’s take a look at the recent mock drafts to see who is predicted as the Pirates’ first overall pick on...

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Is Hultzen the Next Bullington?

In 2002, the Pittsburgh Pirates had the first overall pick in the Major League draft.  With the pick, the Pirates selected right handed pitcher Bryan Bullington out of Ball State University.  Every year since then, during this time period of pre-draft rumors discussing who teams could potentially select, Pirates fans have been searching for the Bullington of each draft. There’s a reason for this.  Bullington has ended up as one...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/30

Here is a recap of how each of the top 2011 draft prospects did this past week.  Click on their names to go to their tracker pages. ANTHONY RENDON Rendon did well in the Conference USA tournament, combining to go 6-for-16 with a homer and two doubles.  He was also playing second base during the tournament, in an attempt to show that his shoulder is fine.  However, he served as the designated hitter in the final game, so I guess there...

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Draft Updates: Best Tools, Pirates Narrowing Choices?

Yesterday, Baseball America released their top 200 prospects, naming Anthony Rendon the number one prospect in the draft.  Today there are two more big draft updates: -The first comes again from Baseball America.  They’ve released their “Best Tools” list, detailing the best tools in the draft, broken down by college and prep players.  Anthony Rendon was all over the college ranks.  In the college ranks, Baseball...

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Drafting For Need Is A Mistake

A few weeks ago, James Tate, a high school senior from Shelton, Connecticut, was banned from attending his senior prom.  Tate was banned for trespassing on school property prior to the event.  Why was he trespassing?  Tate snuck on to school property at 1 AM to tape a cardboard sign up, asking his potential date to the dance.  His date accepted, but unfortunately for Tate, he was unable to attend the dance, as he was suspended for...

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Baseball America Releases Top 200 Draft Prospects

Baseball America today released their top 200 draft prospects for the 2011 draft.  The draft is less than two weeks away, and this list is important, as it is what people will cite for pre-draft rankings, whether they cite the information after the draft, or five years from now. Anthony Rendon remained at the top of the list, rated as the number one overall draft prospect.  Rendon was first overall by Baseball America prior to the...

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