Pirates to Take a Hitter in the Draft?

Jim Callis has been busy on Twitter today with draft talk for all teams. When asked who he thinks the Pirates will take, he mentioned a hitter, and that he keeps hearing Deven Marrero, but that he could see Albert Almora or Mike Zunino. I think there’s a good chance Almora could be there, Marrero definitely would be there, and it would be a gift if Zunino somehow fell to eighth overall. On Marrero, Callis said he’d still...

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2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/28

STATS Mark Appel - 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 0 HR, ND Kevin Gausman - 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR, W (10-1) Kyle Zimmer – 5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 0 HR, ND Michael Wacha – 7 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, L (8-1) Deven Marrero - 5-for-14 (.357), 2B, K, BB, SB Mike Zunino - 4-for-13 (.308), 3 2B, HR, 5 K, 4 BB, SB NOTES -Two mock drafts last week. The second version each from Jonathan Mayo and Baseball...

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Baseball America Releases Second Mock Draft

Baseball America released their second mock draft, and for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the result was similar to the first one. The Pirates were projected to take Arizona State shortstop Deven Marrero with the eighth pick, the same as the last mock draft by BA. The first seven players, in order, were Mark Appel, Byron Buxton, Mike Zunino, Kevin Gausman, Kyle Zimmer, Carlos Correa, and Max Fried. Baseball America had Albert Almora going...

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Jonathan Mayo’s Latest Mock Has Someone Other Than Marrero

Jonathan Mayo has released his latest mock draft, this time previewing the first 20 picks in the draft. Last time he had Deven Marrero going to the Pirates. This time he’s got prep left hander Max Fried. This is the first mock draft from Mayo, Keith Law, or Baseball America that has had someone other than Marrero. Mayo mentions that the talk of Marrero going to the Pirates hasn’t gone away, but adds that his hitting issues...

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Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 5/24-5/27

The MLB draft is about a week and a half away. This will be the last weekend preview, as this is the last weekend on the schedule for college teams. Before getting to the schedule, let’s take a look at some of the recent draft updates, with my thoughts on each subject. **Jim Callis held a draft chat at Baseball America yesterday. Callis answered several questions that involved the Pirates, or players who could fall to the...

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2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/21

STATS Mark Appel - 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 13 K, 0 HR, W (9-1) Kevin Gausman - 9.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, W (9-1) Kyle Zimmer – DNP Michael Wacha – 6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, ND Deven Marrero - 8-for-16 (.500), 3 2B, 3B, 2 K, BB, SB Mike Zunino - 5-for-14 (.357), 2 2B, 2 HR, 2 K, 2 BB NOTES -Two mock drafts were released last week. Jonathan Mayo and Keith Law both have Deven Marrero going to the Pirates....

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