• DK: Pirates Will Take Gerrit Cole

    DK says he's hearing the Pirates will take Cole. Earlier tonight I posted a roundup of the mock drafts that have been released in the last day, noting that Gerrit Cole was the projected pick for the Pittsburgh Pirates in three of the four drafts.  Since then, Dejan Kovacevic reports that he...

  • Gerrit Cole Struggles in Last Outing Before Draft

    Cole allowed three runs on 11 hits in 7.1 innings in his final start before the draft. Turn back the clock almost four months to February 18th, the start of the college baseball season.  Gerrit Cole went up against the University of San Francisco, at home, to kick of the season for...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Mock Draft Roundup and Analysis

    There is no decision yet, but Cole seems to be the favorite in the latest mock drafts. 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...

  • Is Hultzen the Next Bullington?

    Is Hultzen the 2011 version of Bryan 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...

  • 2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/30

    Rendon went 6-for-16 with a homer last week. 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...

  • Draft Updates: Best Tools, Pirates Narrowing Choices?

    Despite the disappointing season, Rendon was named the best pure college hitter in the draft. 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...

  • Drafting For Need Is A Mistake

    Should the Pirates take a hitter due to their 2011 offensive struggles? 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...

  • Baseball America Releases Top 200 Draft Prospects

    Rendon is first overall in the Baseball America rankings. 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...

  • 2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/24

    Cole allowed one run in seven innings this past weekend. 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 went 5-for-15 this past week, walking four times.  His overall stats didn't...

  • Dylan Bundy Doesn’t Want to be a Pirate

    Bundy doesn't want the Pirates to draft him. There has been a lot of hype surrounding top prep pitcher Dylan Bundy as a candidate to go first overall in the 2011 draft.  Despite this hype, there is one person who doesn't want to see that happen: Bundy. According to Jeff Passan of...

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