• Keith Law’s Mock Draft is Latest to Have Marrero Going to Pirates

    Keith Law released his first mock draft of the year today. With the eighth overall pick, Law has Deven Marrero going to the Pirates. That’s the same as Baseball America’s mock draft last week. In the top seven picks, Law had Mark Appel, Byron Buxton, Lucas Giolito, Kevin Gausman, Mike Zunino, Albert...

  • Baseball America Releases Top 100 Draft Prospects

    Baseball America has released their top 100 draft prospects for the upcoming draft, complete with scouting reports. The list is for subscribers, and is broken down in groups of 25 on their draft page. The top six in order aren’t a surprise. Baseball America went with Byron Buxton, Mike Zunino, Kyle Zimmer,...

  • Scouting Will Be Important in Draft, As Pirates Don’t Anticipate Going Over-Slot

    The Major League Baseball draft is three weeks away. The Pittsburgh Pirates pick eighth overall, which is the first time they’ve picked outside of the top four since 2005, when the club selected Andrew McCutchen with the 11th overall choice. In the past two years under Neal Huntington, the Pirates have had...

  • 2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/14

    STATS Mark Appel – 8.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 1 HR, W (8-1) Kevin Gausman – 9.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K, 0 HR, W (8-1) Kyle Zimmer – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 11 K, 0 HR, W (5-3) Michael Wacha...

  • Baseball America Releases First Mock Draft

    Baseball America has released their first mock draft of the year, with the actual MLB draft coming three weeks from Monday. The mock draft doesn’t include right-hander Lucas Giolito, due to his injury status and the new draft rules making him a wild card. The top seven picks were Mark Appel, Byron...

  • Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 5/11-5/13

    For the last few weeks I’ve been talking about how there are seven guys who I would take with the number eight pick in the draft. After those seven guys, no one really stands out from the rest of the pack. Sure, Albert Almora looks like a center fielder with a lot...

  • Keith Law Releases Top 100 Draft Prospects

    Keith Law has released his top 100 draft prospects for ESPN Insider subscribers. The rankings show several changes from his previous list, which was a top 50 that was released about a month ago. Law still has Byron Buxton ranked first overall, which is where Buxton has appeared in the previous two...

  • 2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/7

    STATS Mark Appel – 7.0 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, W (7-1) Kevin Gausman – 7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, ND Kyle Zimmer – Did Not Play Michael Wacha – 7.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 0...

  • 2012 Draft Trackers Updated, Four Draft Prospects Added

    With the updated mid-season rankings, I have updated all of the scouting reports for the 2012 Draft Trackers. I’ve also added four new players to the list as a follow up on Thursday’s weekend preview, which focused on the consensus rankings from the mid-season updates. Click the links below to see the...

  • Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 5/4-5/6

    Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com has released his mid-season top 100 draft prospects. A few weeks ago we saw the mid-season rankings from Keith Law and Baseball America released. Now that all three are out, we can put them together to get a consensus ranking of the top of the draft. I took...

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