Jonathan Mayo Has Deven Marrero Going to Pirates

We’ve already seen Baseball America ad Keith Law release mock drafts that have shortstop Deven Marrero going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today, Jonathan Mayo released a mock draft of the top ten picks, and also has the Pirates taking Marrero. Mayo notes that Marrero has struggled this Spring, but has hit more consistently in the past. He also notes that it’s rare to get a draft pick who can stay at shortstop. Mayo’s...

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Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 5/17-5/20

We’re getting down to the final weekends for regular season college baseball action. This will be the final weekend of the regular season for Mike Zunino and Florida. Kyle Zimmer and San Francisco don’t play this weekend. The rest of the draft prospects are in action this weekend, and finish their seasons next weekend. There was a lot of draft coverage earlier in the week, so to provide a quick recap: **My feature earlier...

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Keith Law’s Mock Draft is Latest to Have Marrero Going to Pirates

Keith Law released his first mock draft of the year today. With the eighth overall pick, Law has Deven Marrero going to the Pirates. That’s the same as Baseball America’s mock draft last week. In the top seven picks, Law had Mark Appel, Byron Buxton, Lucas Giolito, Kevin Gausman, Mike Zunino, Albert Almora, and Carlos Correa, in order. The big surprise there was that he had Kyle Zimmer falling to 14th, citing...

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Baseball America Releases Top 100 Draft Prospects

Baseball America has released their top 100 draft prospects for the upcoming draft, complete with scouting reports. The list is for subscribers, and is broken down in groups of 25 on their draft page. The top six in order aren’t a surprise. Baseball America went with Byron Buxton, Mike Zunino, Kyle Zimmer, Mark Appel, Kevin Gausman, and Carlos Correa. The only thing that changed in that group from their rankings a month ago is...

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Scouting Will Be Important in Draft, As Pirates Don’t Anticipate Going Over-Slot

The Major League Baseball draft is three weeks away. The Pittsburgh Pirates pick eighth overall, which is the first time they’ve picked outside of the top four since 2005, when the club selected Andrew McCutchen with the 11th overall choice. In the past two years under Neal Huntington, the Pirates have had some easy decisions. They had their choice of any player in the draft last year, opting for Gerrit Cole. The year before...

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2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/14

STATS Mark Appel - 8.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 1 HR, W (8-1) Kevin Gausman - 9.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K, 0 HR, W (8-1) Kyle Zimmer – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 11 K, 0 HR, W (5-3) Michael Wacha – 8.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 0 HR, W (8-0) Deven Marrero - 1-for-14 (.071), HR, K, BB Mike Zunino - 5-for-15 (.333), 3 2B, HR, 2 SB, 5 K, 3 BB NOTES -On Thursday I looked at who could fall to the Pirates at pick number eight....

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