• Rounds 31-35: Two Interesting Position Players

    The players drafted in these rounds are either going to be organizational depth in the lower levels, or talented guys that are tough to sign.  That’s the case here, as the first three look like organizational guys.  That said, the final two picks of the round seem to be interesting prospects, with...

  • 2011 Draft Day Two: Pirates Make Another Big Splash in 2nd Round

    Bell insists that he's honoring his commitment to Texas. If Major League Baseball decides to install a hard slotting system in the draft after this year, it will be a massive blow to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have spent the most on draft bonuses in the last three years, and look to...

  • More on 12th Round Pick Candon Myles

    Myles was the 12th round pick for the Pirates. Pirates Prospects is not only read by Pirates fans interested in learning about the farm system. It's also read by players, coaches, agents, friends and family members.  I'm always pleased to see the friends, family members, and coaches of recent Pirates draft picks...

  • Rounds 26-30: Backup Plans and Organizational Players

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted a few prep players in the 26-30 rounds, as well as two college players to round out the draft.  In the last two years the Pirates have drafted seven prep players in their ten picks during this area of the draft, but haven’t signed any of them.  They’ve...

  • Rounds 21-25: Pirates Draft a Familiar Face

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted a familiar face in the 23rd round when they took right handed pitcher Jordan Cooper.  Cooper was originally selected in the 17th round of the 2009 draft by the Pirates, but ended up honoring his commitment to the University of Kentucky.  Baseball America rated him as the 12th...

  • Rounds 16-20: Pirates Grab Aaron Brown

    The Pittsburgh Pirates added a little bit of variety in the 16-20 rounds.  They took a college pitcher, their first since taking Gerrit Cole in the first round.  They also drafted a prep shortstop.  The highlight of this group of rounds was 17th round pick Aaron Brown, a two way player who...

  • Rounds 11-15: Pirates Load Up on Center Fielders

    Three of the five picks for the Pittsburgh Pirates in rounds 11-15 were center fielders out of the prep ranks.  You might be wondering why they would draft this many players from one position.  Typically, center fielders out of high school project to be athletes.  Teams put their best athletes at either...

  • Rounds 6-10: Pirates Take Three Prep Pitchers

    The Pittsburgh Pirates continued a familiar strategy in rounds six through ten, selecting three prep pitchers out of their five picks.  They started out by taking third baseman Daniel Gamache out of Auburn in the sixth round.  In the seventh through ninth rounds they took prep right handers Jake Burnette, Jason Creasy,...

  • Pirates Take Prep Pitchers in 4th and 5th Rounds

    The Pittsburgh Pirates selected prep pitchers in the fourth and fifth rounds, taking Colten Brewer in the fourth round, and Tyler Glasnow in the fifth round. Colten Brewer Brewer wasn’t ranked in the Baseball America top 200, although he was the #38 prospect out of Texas this year.  He works in the...

  • Pirates Draft Alex Dickerson in the Third Round

    After selecting Baseball America’s 15th ranked prospect in the second round, the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Alex Dickerson in the third round, rated 42nd overall by Baseball America.  Dickerson has played outfield with Indiana, but ultimately profiles as a first baseman due to his 6′ 3″, 225 pound frame.  He’s a left hander...

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