• Pirates Draft Wyatt Mathisen in the Second Round

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted catcher Wyatt Mathisen with the 69th overall pick in the second round of the 2012 MLB Draft. Mathisen was considered the top high school catching prospect in the draft, and unlike a lot of high school catchers, projects to remain behind the plate. He has a plus arm and...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Draft Day Two Preview

    Day two of the 2012 MLB Draft will see rounds two through 15. The Pirates have pick number 69, 103, 136, and then pick after every 30 spots for the remainder of the draft. A big story line for day two will be how the Pirates control their draft budget after the...

  • Draft Day One Recap: Pirates Add Another Potential Number One to the Mix

    Coming in to the 2012 Draft, every mock draft had the same seven players going in the first seven picks. A few mock drafts mentioned the possibility of some players falling — mainly Mike Zunino and Albert Almora — but no one expected Mark Appel to fall. But he fell, and fell,...

  • Pirates Draft Barrett Barnes in the Comp Round

    With the 45th pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected outfielder Barrett Barnes. The Texas Tech outfielder has plus power from the right handed side of the plate, and has the possibility to stick in center field. If he moves to a corner it would be left field, due...

  • Pirates Draft Mark Appel in the First Round

    With the eighth pick in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Stanford pitcher Mark Appel. The right-hander was one of the top prospects in the draft, but fell unexpectedly to the Pirates. There were rumors that his adviser, Scott Boras, was pushing him down in the...

  • Draft Notes: BA Updated Top 50, Mayo Notes

    The draft is about four and a half hours away. We’re already getting a ton of predictions this morning, although no picks have been really locked in, making the top eight fluid at this point. Here are two updates on the draft rankings and what could happen. **Baseball America has released their...

  • Pirates Mock Draft Trends: Zunino, Almora, or Dahl

    Four mock drafts have been updated today, with Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, Jonathan Mayo, and Keith Law all weighing in for the final time. There has only been one trend in each mock draft: the top seven players will all be gone before the Pirates pick. Mark Appel, Byron Buxton, Kevin Gausman,...

  • Keith Law Now Going With David Dahl

    UPDATE 1:48 PM: Law now says that David Dahl is the pick, assuming Almora and Zunino are gone. In his final mock draft, Keith Law has the Pittsburgh Pirates taking Arizona State shortstop Deven Marrero. However, the pick isn’t a lock, as Law notes. He mentions that they’re linked to Max Fried, Lucas Giolito,...

  • Jonathan Mayo Sticks With Max Fried in Latest Mock Draft

    For his past two mock drafts, Jonathan Mayo has gone with left-handed prep pitcher Max Fried for the Pirates’ pick in the first round. In his latest mock draft he has Fried once again. Mayo had the usual top seven guys going in order before Pittsburgh picked eighth. He noted that the...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Draft Chat

    I will be holding a live chat that will last throughout the first day of the 2012 draft. The chat will start at 6:00 PM EST, and will last until day one is complete. You can submit your questions below, then check back at 6:00 for the chat, and to follow along...

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