Baseball America Has a New Name Going to Pirates

Jim Callis of Baseball America has released his fourth mock draft, and has a new name going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Callis predicts prep outfielder David Dahl with the eighth overall pick after the top seven went in their usual order. He had a few interesting notes along with the pick. **Callis notes that the rumors that the Pirates will go for Marrero have died out. **He said that the Pirates prefer a hitter, ruling out Fried....

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Baseball Prospectus Mock Draft Has Zunino Falling

Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus has released another mock draft today, once again having Mike Zunino fall to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Max Fried jumped up in to the top seven picks, going to the Royals in this mock draft, which pushed Zunino down to the Pirates. Goldstein mentions that the link to Deven Marrero won’t go completely away, but that Zunino could suddenly fall surprisingly far in the draft. He also notes that...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Draft Preview

The 2012 Major League Baseball draft takes place over the next three days. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the eighth pick in the first round, which is the first time they’ve picked outside of the top four since 2005. They also have a first round compensation pick, which will take place on day one. The draft will start at 7 PM, with MLB doing a pre-draft show at 6 PM. I will be holding a chat starting at 6 PM, and lasting through...

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Kevin Goldstein’s Updated Mock Draft Has Big Changes For Pirates

Earlier today Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus released a mock draft with his top ten picks. The Pirates were taking Deven Marrero in the mock draft, as Goldstein noted that everyone in the industry had them taking the shortstop. Goldstein updated his draft board today after a lot of phone calls, and has a totally different result. This time he has Florida catcher Mike Zunino falling to the Pirates with the eighth pick. He notes...

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Baseball America’s New Mock Draft Has Fried

Baseball America has released their third mock draft (free version here), and this time they have a different name going to the Pirates with the eighth pick. The previous two mock drafts had Deven Marrero going to the Pirates, but this time around they have left handed prep pitcher Max Fried. They noted that there’s a clear top eight for most clubs (the usual seven, plus Max Fried) and that the Pirates would be more likely to...

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Keith Law Releases Third Mock Draft

Keith Law released his third mock draft for ESPN Insider subscribers today. With the eighth pick he had the Pirates taking Deven Marrero, although he once again noted that they are exploring other options. He added that the industry consensus has them taking a college player. The top seven picks had the usual suspects. Law actually included Lucas Giolito in this mock, having him go to Toronto with the 17th pick. Toronto has a lot of...

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