• Baseball America Has a New Name Going to Pirates

    Jim Callis of Baseball America has released his fourth mock draft, and has a new name going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Callis predicts prep outfielder David Dahl with the eighth overall pick after the top seven went in their usual order. He had a few interesting notes along with the pick. **Callis...

  • Baseball Prospectus Mock Draft Has Zunino Falling

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus has released another mock draft today, once again having Mike Zunino fall to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Max Fried jumped up in to the top seven picks, going to the Royals in this mock draft, which pushed Zunino down to the Pirates. Goldstein mentions that the link to...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Draft Preview

    The 2012 Major League Baseball draft takes place over the next three days. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the eighth pick in the first round, which is the first time they’ve picked outside of the top four since 2005. They also have a first round compensation pick, which will take place on day...

  • Kevin Goldstein’s Updated Mock Draft Has Big Changes For Pirates

    Earlier today Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus released a mock draft with his top ten picks. The Pirates were taking Deven Marrero in the mock draft, as Goldstein noted that everyone in the industry had them taking the shortstop. Goldstein updated his draft board today after a lot of phone calls, and...

  • Baseball America’s New Mock Draft Has Fried

    Baseball America has released their third mock draft (free version here), and this time they have a different name going to the Pirates with the eighth pick. The previous two mock drafts had Deven Marrero going to the Pirates, but this time around they have left handed prep pitcher Max Fried. They noted...

  • Keith Law Releases Third Mock Draft

    Keith Law released his third mock draft for ESPN Insider subscribers today. With the eighth pick he had the Pirates taking Deven Marrero, although he once again noted that they are exploring other options. He added that the industry consensus has them taking a college player. The top seven picks had the...

  • Baseball Prospectus Mock Draft Has Marrero

      Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus released a mock draft today of the top ten picks, which is all you need for Pittsburgh Pirates predictions. Goldstein had Deven Marrero going to the Pirates with the eighth overall pick, noting that the whole industry thinks that the Pirates will take Marrero. He also...

  • Pirates Prospects 2012 Draft Top 100 Tiered Rankings

    You may know this by now, but I don’t really like numbered rankings. I feel they’re misleading, as they give the impression that there can be a huge gap between someone ranked 9th overall and someone ranked 20th overall. They can also give the impression that a small gap exists between someone...

  • Draft Notes: Marrero, Zunino, DeCarlo

    Some afternoon draft notes as I take a break from writing up my draft rankings article. Hat tip to Bucs Dugout and our own Matt Bandi for pointing out a few of these. **A few conflicting reports on Deven Marrero. Dejan Kovacevic mentions in his chat today that the Pirates will not...

  • Mayo’s Latest Mock Draft Has Max Fried to Pirates

    Jonathan Mayo’s latest mock draft was released today, and for the second time in a row he has prep left hander Max Fried going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. In his first mock draft, Mayo had Deven Marrero going to Pittsburgh. The last two have had Fried going with the eighth pick, with...

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