• Pirates Sign Dan Gamache

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 6th round pick Dan Gamache for $125,000, according to Baseball America.  Gamache was a third baseman out of Auburn, hitting for a .299/.414/.464 line in 194 at-bats in 2011.  He hits to all fields, but doesn’t have much power.  A lot of his value comes on defense,...

  • Josh Bell Notes: Signability, Video

    We’re going to talk a lot about Josh Bell this summer, as there is only one guarantee in this whole situation: if he does actually sign, it won’t happen before August 15th.  Here is one interesting update, along with some video of Bell. -Baseball Prospectus talked about Bell in their podcast, focusing...

  • 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Recap

    Links to Previous Draft Coverage: Day One: Pirates Draft Gerrit Cole Day Two: Pirates Make Another Big Splash in 2nd Round Day Three: Pirates Go Heavy on Bats 2011 Draft Pick Player Pages 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Signing Tracker Thanks to MLB’s misbegotten efforts to control draft bonuses, August 15 has...

  • Where Do the New Picks Rank in the System?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have yet to sign a draft pick, and no individual signing is guaranteed.  That’s not stopping us from projecting where the 2011 draft picks would rank with the current top ten prospects.  Each Pirates Prospects writer got together a mid-season list, and figured out where the new picks would...

  • The Draft Pick Signing Tracker Is Live

    One of the biggest features of the site during the draft pick signing period is the Draft Pick Signing Tracker.  The tracker follows how many players have been signed, which players have been signed, any reported bonus amounts, and total spending in the draft.  We update the tracker immediately after a player...

  • 2011 Draft Day Three: Pirates Go Heavy on Bats

    On day two of the MLB draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates went heavy on prep players, taking high schoolers with 15 of their first 19 selections on the day.  15 of their 29 picks on the day were pitchers, 16 if you count Aaron Brown, who is a two way player that was...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Draft Pick Player Pages

    The 2011 Major League Baseball Draft concluded today with rounds 31-50.  Throughout the draft, Pirates Prospects was working furiously to get player profiles up for each pick, as soon as the pick was made.  Below you will find links to all of the player pages for the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates draft picks....

  • Rounds 46-50: Pirates Close Out 2011 Draft

    The Pittsburgh Pirates closed out their 2011 draft by selecting three more position players.  The highlight of rounds 46-50 was 47th round pick Jordan Deluca, who comes from Saxton, PA, just south of Altoona.  Deluca has a commitment to Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He displays good speed and a good arm, making...

  • Rounds 41-45: Hibbing Leads the Group

    The Pittsburgh Pirates again went heavy with position players in the 41-45 rounds, although they did take two pitchers, and one of them stood out.  42nd round pick Nick Hibbing was considered a potential top 10 round pick up until missing a start with a tender ulnar nerve in his forearm.  He’s...

  • Rounds 36-40: Pirates Take Five Position Players

    The Pittsburgh Pirates loaded up on position players, taking five in a row in rounds 36-40.  Nine of the ten picks on day three so far have been position players, with 32nd round pick David Jagoditsh being the only pitcher.  Some of these guys are organizational depth, although a few are college...

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