Baseball America Releases First Mock Draft

Baseball America has released their first mock draft of the year, with the actual MLB draft coming three weeks from Monday. The mock draft doesn’t include right-hander Lucas Giolito, due to his injury status and the new draft rules making him a wild card. The top seven picks were Mark Appel, Byron Buxton, Mike Zunino, Kyle Zimmer, Kevin Gausman, Albert Almora, and Carlos Correa. With the eighth pick, Baseball America had the...

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Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 5/11-5/13

For the last few weeks I’ve been talking about how there are seven guys who I would take with the number eight pick in the draft. After those seven guys, no one really stands out from the rest of the pack. Sure, Albert Almora looks like a center fielder with a lot of upside. Max Fried is a projectable left hander with a great curveball who also has a lot of upside. But I wouldn’t put them with the pack of Mark Appel, Byron...

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Keith Law Releases Top 100 Draft Prospects

Keith Law has released his top 100 draft prospects for ESPN Insider subscribers. The rankings show several changes from his previous list, which was a top 50 that was released about a month ago. Law still has Byron Buxton ranked first overall, which is where Buxton has appeared in the previous two rankings. He has moved Carlos Correa up to second, after Correa previously appeared around 5th and 6th in the previous lists. Kevin Gausman...

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2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/7

STATS Mark Appel - 7.0 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, W (7-1) Kevin Gausman - 7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, ND Kyle Zimmer – Did Not Play Michael Wacha – 7.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 0 HR, W (7-0) Deven Marrero - 3-for-13 (.231), 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K Mike Zunino - 1-for-11 (.091), 2B, 3 K, 1 BB NOTES -Jonathan Mayo released the MLB.com top 100 draft prospects last week. -On Thursday I combined the mid-season rankings...

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2012 Draft Trackers Updated, Four Draft Prospects Added

With the updated mid-season rankings, I have updated all of the scouting reports for the 2012 Draft Trackers. I’ve also added four new players to the list as a follow up on Thursday’s weekend preview, which focused on the consensus rankings from the mid-season updates. Click the links below to see the changes. 2012 Draft Prospect Trackers Albert Almora Carlos Correa Max Fried Michael...

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Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 5/4-5/6

Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com has released his mid-season top 100 draft prospects. A few weeks ago we saw the mid-season rankings from Keith Law and Baseball America released. Now that all three are out, we can put them together to get a consensus ranking of the top of the draft. I took the top 20 players from each list and averaged the rankings to come up with a consensus list of the top prospects in the 2012 draft. Rank. Player,...

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