• Law’s Second Mock Draft Says Giolito is a Possibility

    Keith Law released his second mock draft today for ESPN Insiders. With the eighth pick, he once again had Deven Marrero going to the Pirates. However, he noted that he thinks they’re still exploring other options, despite the industry consensus that Marrero will be the guy. Law once again mentions Chris Stratton,...

  • Deven Marrero Has a Strong Second Half, But Is It Enough?

    First impressions can really hurt sometimes. Deven Marrero entered the year as a consensus top five prospect. In my early draft preview last September he seemed like a lock to be a top three pick. He had the defense and the ability to stick at shortstop, which is something that is extremely undervalued. He...

  • Pirates to Take a Hitter in the Draft?

    Jim Callis has been busy on Twitter today with draft talk for all teams. When asked who he thinks the Pirates will take, he mentioned a hitter, and that he keeps hearing Deven Marrero, but that he could see Albert Almora or Mike Zunino. I think there’s a good chance Almora could...

  • 2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/28

    STATS Mark Appel – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 0 HR, ND Kevin Gausman – 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR, W (10-1) Kyle Zimmer – 5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 0 HR, ND Michael Wacha – 7...

  • Baseball America Releases Second Mock Draft

    Baseball America released their second mock draft, and for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the result was similar to the first one. The Pirates were projected to take Arizona State shortstop Deven Marrero with the eighth pick, the same as the last mock draft by BA. The first seven players, in order, were Mark...

  • Jonathan Mayo’s Latest Mock Has Someone Other Than Marrero

    Jonathan Mayo has released his latest mock draft, this time previewing the first 20 picks in the draft. Last time he had Deven Marrero going to the Pirates. This time he’s got prep left hander Max Fried. This is the first mock draft from Mayo, Keith Law, or Baseball America that has...

  • Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 5/24-5/27

    The MLB draft is about a week and a half away. This will be the last weekend preview, as this is the last weekend on the schedule for college teams. Before getting to the schedule, let’s take a look at some of the recent draft updates, with my thoughts on each subject....

  • 2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/21

    STATS Mark Appel – 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 13 K, 0 HR, W (9-1) Kevin Gausman – 9.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, W (9-1) Kyle Zimmer – DNP Michael Wacha – 6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR,...

  • Jonathan Mayo Has Deven Marrero Going to Pirates

    We’ve already seen Baseball America ad Keith Law release mock drafts that have shortstop Deven Marrero going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today, Jonathan Mayo released a mock draft of the top ten picks, and also has the Pirates taking Marrero. Mayo notes that Marrero has struggled this Spring, but has hit more...

  • Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 5/17-5/20

    We’re getting down to the final weekends for regular season college baseball action. This will be the final weekend of the regular season for Mike Zunino and Florida. Kyle Zimmer and San Francisco don’t play this weekend. The rest of the draft prospects are in action this weekend, and finish their seasons...

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