• Pirates’ Draft Is An Impossible Situation

    70% of you said that you'd take Rendon first overall. In less than three weeks, the Pittsburgh Pirates will make the important choice of who they want with the first overall pick in the MLB draft.  Normally, the number one pick is a gift for a team in need.  This time last...

  • Draft Rankings: Theirs and Yours

    Rendon is still first overall according to Baseball America, but it's not a consensus ranking. Some new draft rankings are out today.  I did my Draft Prospects Rundown earlier, and will be doing a more detailed post on all of the top candidates tonight.  For now, let's take a look at the...

  • 2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/17

    Rendon hit his fifth homer of the year this 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 had another poor weekend, going 2-for-9 at the plate, but walking six...

  • Pirates Considering Dylan Bundy

    The Pirates are seriously considering Bundy. On Friday's weekend draft prospects preview, I looked at some of the guys the Pittsburgh Pirates were considering, mostly focusing on Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole, and Danny Hultzen.  At the time, we heard that the Pirates were more likely to take one of the college players,...

  • Weekend Draft Prospects Preview: 5/13-5/15

    There seems to be a feeling that the Pittsburgh Pirates can’t catch a break in the Major League Baseball draft over the last few years.  In 2009 the Pirates had the fourth overall pick.  Unfortunately, only two players stood out from the rest: Stephen Strasburg and Dustin Ackley, who went first and...

  • Danny Hultzen Tracker

    DANNY HULTZEN SP, Virginia Age: 21 Born: September 28, 1989 Height: 6' 3" Weight: 200 Bats: Left Throws: Left  Class: Junior Level: NCAA Advisor: N/A Links: All Danny Hultzen Posts SCOUTING REPORT Hultzen can touch 95 MPH with his fastball, and usually sits 91-93 MPH.  He also throws a sinker, which gets...

  • 2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/11

    Rendon struggled this past 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 struggled this weekend, combining to go 1-for-13 with two walks.  He continued those struggles last night, going...

  • Should the Pirates Look Beyond Rendon and Cole?

    Should the Pirates consider someone other than Rendon or Cole? There have been a lot of concerns brought up about Anthony Rendon this year.  The Rice third baseman - or should I say designated hitter, since he hasn't played much third base this year - is hitting for a .350/.552/.552 line, with...

  • Weekend Draft Prospects Preview: 4/29-5/1

    Cole looks to rebound from two poor starts. Anthony Rendon and the Rice Owls are off this weekend, so it's only Gerrit Cole in action.  Here are the weekend links: -Perfect Game has a scouting report on Cole. -Beyond the Box Score recaps the debate between Rendon and Cole for the number...

  • 2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 4/26

    Rendon is still the number one prospect in the draft by Baseball America. 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 had a big week this past week, going 5-for-14...

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