• Pirates Agree to Terms With Seventh Round Pick

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will agree to terms with seventh round pick Jacob Stallings, Pirates Prospects has learned. The deal isn't a big surprise, as Stallings was a college senior. The UNC catcher is expected to officially sign on Monday, and will play for the State College Spikes this year. No word yet...

  • Pirates Reportedly Agree to Deals With Three Players

    We've heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates have started talking with their draft picks. Third round pick Jon Sandfort was on 93.7 The FAN the other day, and told John Seibel, Joe Starkey, and Josh Miller that he planned to go down to Bradenton and sign on Monday. Two other agreements have come...

  • Mark Appel Has Bad Start in Super Regional Game

    Mark Appel was pitching for Stanford tonight in the Super Regional against Florida State. The Pirates’ number one draft pick was cruising through three innings, giving up a walk and a hit and striking out one, needing 47 pitches to get to that point. However, the right-hander fell apart in the fourth...

  • Draft Day Three Recap: Prep Players, Pittsburgh Kids, and Tommy John

    The 2012 Major League Baseball Draft concluded today with rounds 16-40. Day one is the best chance to see a potential star being drafted, with a lot of top talent going in the first and compensation rounds. You see some interesting players taken on day two, and some of those guys could...

  • Rounds 36-40: Pirates Close Out Draft With Pittsburgh Kid

    The Pirates closed out the draft with five prep players in rounds 36-40, making their last seven players prep picks. The final pick was Zarley Zalewski, a third baseman and a Pittsburgh native from New Kensington, PA. Zalewski played for Valley High School, and led the WPIAL in home runs this year...

  • Rounds 31-35: Most of These Prep Players Won’t Sign

    The Pirates took a few interesting prep guys in rounds 31-35. It might be tough to sign most of them, considering the $100,000 cap on each individual bonus after round ten. For some players, a $100,000 bonus is enough. That’s close to tenth round money, and some players just want to play....

  • Rounds 26-30: Pirates Take A Potential Late Inning Reliever

    When you get to this point in the draft, you’re looking for one of three things. Good tools, good stats, or a good name. The Pirates got that last part covered when they took Jake Post in the 29th round. They got the guy with good tools in the 27th round, taking...

  • Rounds 21-25: Improving the State College Relationship?

    With the 21st round pick, the Pittsburgh Pirates took Penn State third baseman Jordan Steranka. He’s a senior, so he’s a lock to sign. Considering the recent issues with the State College Spikes, it’s hard to avoid the thought that this could be a move to improve the relationship. One of the...

  • Rounds 16-20: Pirates Go Heavy on Pitching

    The Pittsburgh Pirates went heavy on right handed pitchers in rounds 16-20, taking a pitcher in four of their five picks. Below are the reports on each player. For more information, click their names to go to their player pages. 16th Round, 496th Overall: Max Moroff, SS, Prep Moroff is a switch...

  • Draft Day Three Preview: Don’t Count Out Day Three Picks

    Almost every draft article I’ve written has started with something along the lines of “the following changes have been made this year due to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement”. The new CBA changed a lot about the draft. For day three, it removed the final ten rounds. That’s not a huge loss....

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