Baseball Prospectus Mock Draft Has Marrero

  Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus released a mock draft today of the top ten picks, which is all you need for Pittsburgh Pirates predictions. Goldstein had Deven Marrero going to the Pirates with the eighth overall pick, noting that the whole industry thinks that the Pirates will take Marrero. He also noted that Albert Almora would be tempting if he fell to the Pirates. The top seven picks in the mock draft were Byron...

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Pirates Prospects 2012 Draft Top 100 Tiered Rankings

You may know this by now, but I don’t really like numbered rankings. I feel they’re misleading, as they give the impression that there can be a huge gap between someone ranked 9th overall and someone ranked 20th overall. They can also give the impression that a small gap exists between someone ranked 7th and 8th, when in reality, that could be the start of a drop off in talent. When it comes to the MLB Draft, and following...

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Draft Notes: Marrero, Zunino, DeCarlo

Some afternoon draft notes as I take a break from writing up my draft rankings article. Hat tip to Bucs Dugout and our own Matt Bandi for pointing out a few of these. **A few conflicting reports on Deven Marrero. Dejan Kovacevic mentions in his chat today that the Pirates will not take Marrero. Keith Law was asked about Dejan’s comment in his chat, and said this was incorrect. Law has been saying that Marrero isn’t a lock,...

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Mayo’s Latest Mock Draft Has Max Fried to Pirates

Jonathan Mayo’s latest mock draft was released today, and for the second time in a row he has prep left hander Max Fried going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. In his first mock draft, Mayo had Deven Marrero going to Pittsburgh. The last two have had Fried going with the eighth pick, with Mayo noting that the Pirates favoring good young arms in the past. Mayo notes that Deven Marrero and Chris Stratton could both draw some...

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Law’s Second Mock Draft Says Giolito is a Possibility

Keith Law released his second mock draft today for ESPN Insiders. With the eighth pick, he once again had Deven Marrero going to the Pirates. However, he noted that he thinks they’re still exploring other options, despite the industry consensus that Marrero will be the guy. Law once again mentions Chris Stratton, but this time adds that he’d imagine they would be open to any top guy who fell out of the top seven, using...

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Deven Marrero Has a Strong Second Half, But Is It Enough?

First impressions can really hurt sometimes. Deven Marrero entered the year as a consensus top five prospect.¬†In my early draft preview last September¬†he seemed like a lock to be a top three pick. He had the defense and the ability to stick at shortstop, which is something that is extremely undervalued. He wasn’t doing much with the bat, although he showed some potential to at least hit enough to make it in the majors, doing...

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