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 Jake Johansen. However, Johansen didn’t come with the stats. The Dallas Baptist right hander is a familiar story: great stuff, no control. He’s 6′...

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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 big complaints the last few years in State College was that the offense was bad — a result of the Pirates going heavy...

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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 hitting shortstop from Trinity Prep in Orlando, Florida. He’s 6′ 0″, 175 pounds, and a switch hitting shortstop. Moroff has...

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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. The Pirates haven’t drafted a ton of people in rounds 41-50 over the last few years. The only guys still in...

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Draft Day Two Recap: Pirates Still Find Talented Players on Day Two

One of the big fears with the new Collective Bargaining Agreement was that it would rob teams of the chance to land talent in the middle rounds. In previous years, day two was the biggest day for the Pittsburgh Pirates. We saw them taking over-slot picks like Josh Bell, Stetson Allie, and the 2009 prep pitchers. The new CBA and the harsh penalties killed most over-slot opportunities, which gave a feeling that solid talent...

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Rounds 11-15: A Contingency Plan For Appel?

The new Collective Bargaining Agreement punishes teams with harsh penalties if they go over their total bonus pool. The bonus pool is made up of picks in rounds 1-10. However, that doesn’t mean teams are free to spend after the tenth round. Picks in rounds 11-40 are capped off at $100,000. Any amount over $100,000 counts against the bonus pool. The Pirates made an interesting move in rounds 11-15 when they took prep pitcher...

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