Victor Roache Breaks Wrist, Could Be Out For Season

Victor Roache, who entered the 2012 season as one of the top power hitting prospects in the 2012 draft, broke his left wrist last night in an injury that could put him out for the season. Georgia Southern took on Radford in a double header yesterday, and the injury for Roache took place in game two. The outfielder went 3-for-4 in the first game, with a walk. He started off game two with a walk, his seventh of the 2012 season in 25...

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Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 2/24-2/26

If there’s one thing you can say about Keith Law, it’s that he is consistent about being inconsistent. When I say inconsistent, I mean in relation to other rankings. Everyone’s rankings are different, but Law is usually in a whole different stratosphere with his lists. That’s nothing to knock. If everyone was supposed to think the same way, there would be no need for multiple outlets providing rankings. Law...

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2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 2/20

The first weekend of the 2012 NCAA Division I season is in the books, giving us our first look at some of the top 2012 draft prospects. A few of the top guys got off to great starts, with the top performer being Victor Roache. Roache went 4-for-10 at the plate in his opening weekend, homering twice. The outfielder hit a Division I leading 30 home runs in 2011, and started his 2012 season off on a similar note, hitting one home run...

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2012 Draft Bonus Pools Are Set

Jim Callis of Baseball America has announced that the bonus pools for the 2012 MLB draft are set. The only player who could impact the potential bonuses would be Derrek Lee, who is expected to either retire, or sign a minor league deal. Neither option would generate a compensation pick for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The bonus pool for the Pirates is $6,563,500. That’s the 16th biggest pool in the draft, putting them far from their...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Draft Prospect Trackers

In the past few years it has been easy to follow the potential draft prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They were usually picking at the top of the draft, which meant the list of players to choose from was limited to the top three or four guys. Last year they were picking first overall, which made things easy for the draft trackers. The starting group of players that I followed was Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole, and Matt Purke. Danny...

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Baseball America Releases 2012 Top 100 Draft Prospects

Baseball America has released their pre-season top 100 draft prospects today, complete with scouting reports for each player. The Pirates will have four to five picks in the top 100, depending on whether Derrek Lee signs with another team or opts for retirement. The Pirates pick eighth overall in the first round. Baseball America’s eighth ranked player is Brian Johnson, a left handed pitcher and first baseman. Right after...

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