• Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 3/23-3/25

    Notes From the Past Week -Deven Marrero went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two strikeouts against UNLV. Heading in to the game Marrero had two strikeouts in 62 at-bats on the season. -Trey Williams went 2-for-2 with two walks on Wednesday. -Mike Zunino 2-for-4 with a double against Samford on Tuesday....

  • 2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 3/19

    It’s not something that Pirates fans want to hear, but the 2012 draft looks to be another year dominated with pitching at the top. Sure, there’s Mike Zunino, the two-way catcher from Florida who is tearing the cover off the ball. There’s Deven Marrero, a great defensive shortstop who has struggled with...

  • Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 3/16-3/18

    Today I added a new draft tracker to the site, University of San Francisco pitcher Kyle Zimmer. Zimmer emerged as a top of the rotation starter at San Francisco in 2011, leading his team to a win over Gerrit Cole and UCLA in the regionals with an 11 strikeout performance. He entered...

  • 2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 3/12

    When looking at draft prospects you want to find a balance between potential and current results. It’s always nice to see players with talent putting up strong numbers. However, you’re drafting for future performances, and not the results a player put up in his junior year in college. The Pirates pick eighth...

  • Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 3/9-3/11

    Top prep pitching prospect Lucas Giolito recently went down with a sprained UCL, which won’t require surgery, but ends his senior year. There’s been some speculation on whether the right hander could fall in the draft due to the injury, along with questions on how likely he would be to sign a...

  • 2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 3/5

    The Pirates are in a much different situation this year than they have been in years past. When they had a top pick it would be great news for someone like Mike Zunino to have a huge season. Now that they’re picking eighth, that news isn’t as good. A guy like Zunino...

  • Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 3/2-3/4

    The downside to last week was that Victor Roache was lost for the season, leaving one less player to track. The upside this week is that I found stats for prep third baseman Trey Williams. Williams plays for Valencia High School in California, and is a power hitting third base prospect. He...

  • 2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 2/27

    The big news this past weekend was that top power hitting outfielder Victor Roache broke his wrist, and is likely out for the season. That will be a big blow to his draft status, since the majority of his value is based on his offense. There is no telling what kind of...

  • Victor Roache Breaks Wrist, Could Be Out For Season

    Victor Roache, who entered the 2012 season as one of the top power hitting prospects in the 2012 draft, broke his left wrist last night in an injury that could put him out for the season. Georgia Southern took on Radford in a double header yesterday, and the injury for Roache took...

  • Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 2/24-2/26

    If there’s one thing you can say about Keith Law, it’s that he is consistent about being inconsistent. When I say inconsistent, I mean in relation to other rankings. Everyone’s rankings are different, but Law is usually in a whole different stratosphere with his lists. That’s nothing to knock. If everyone was...

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