2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 4/30

STATS Mark Appel - 7.0 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 0 HR, W (6-1) Kevin Gausman - 6.0 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 0 HR, ND Kyle Zimmer – 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 1 HR, ND Deven Marrero - 5-for-12 (.417), 2 R, 2 2B, 3B, 2 BB, 2 RBI, 2 SB Mike Zunino - 7-for-21 (.333), 1 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB NOTES -On Thursday I ranked the players at the top of the draft. -Keith Law says that he keeps hearing Pittsburgh connected to Deven...

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Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 4/27-4/29

In Tuesday’s weekly chat, I was asked who my top eight prospects in the upcoming draft would be. There wasn’t much time to give a good response in a chat setting, so I decided to expand on the answer in this week’s draft preview. The draft is still over a month away, so all of this can change. I’m not as big of a fan of 1-8 rankings as I am tiered rankings, and I think that would be the best approach for this...

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2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 4/23

STATS Mark Appel - 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, ND Kevin Gausman - 7.0 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 11 K, 0 HR, W (7-1) Kyle Zimmer – 8.0 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 0 HR, W (4-3) Deven Marrero - 2-for-18 (.111), 3 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 3 RBI Mike Zunino - 5-for-16 (.313), 6 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB Trey Williams – 6-for-12 (.500), 7 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 K, 3 BB NOTES -On Thursday, I looked at two draft prospects who are trending...

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Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 4/20-4/22

With the way the draft is currently shaping up, the Pittsburgh Pirates might have an interesting decision with the eighth overall pick. Lucas Giolito and Deven Marrero both entered the year as top five draft prospects. Giolito went down with a minor elbow injury, which was enough to force him to miss the season. Marrero hasn’t been hitting, but is a plus defender at shortstop. If one of these players falls to the Pirates, should...

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2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 4/16

STATS Mark Appel - 9.0 IP, 10 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 13 K, 0 HR, ND Chris Beck - 6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, L (5-3) Kevin Gausman - 8.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR, W (6-1) Kyle Zimmer – 7.0 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, W (3-3) Deven Marrero - 7-for-18 (.389), 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 SB, 2 BB, 3 K, 4 RBI Mike Zunino - 4-for-16 (.250), 5 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 K Trey Williams – 3-for-6 (.500), 6 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 K, 4...

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Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 4/13-4/15

Baseball America and Keith Law both released mid-season draft rankings this week. We’ve been following the draft prospects for about two months now. We’ve seen Deven Marrero, who started out as a top five prospect, slump at the plate this season. We saw Lucas Giolito go down with an elbow injury. We saw Victor Roache go out for the year with a broken wrist. We saw Kyle Zimmer soar up the ranks with a breakout season on the...

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