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 become nearly as important an event as the draft itself. That’s the deadline for signing draft picks, with the exception of...

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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 fit in.  Obviously this is on a “if they all sign, this is where we’d rank them” hypothetical...

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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 is signed, and since Pirates Prospects broke the most draft signings last year, we often have the tracker updated before the...

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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 selected as a right fielder. On day three, the Pirates did two things.  They went heavy on college players, and they went heavy on bats.  The Pirates took just two prep players...

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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.  Check out each page to find out more about the Pirates’ picks this year. 1. Gerrit Cole 18. Josh Poytress 35. Reid Mathews...

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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 him a good fit for center field. Jeff Schalk, RF, 46th Round Schalk ranked 50th in a weak Illinois draft class.  He is...

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