Pirates Had the Strongest 2013 Draft, According to Jim Callis
Dec17

Pirates Had the Strongest 2013 Draft, According to Jim Callis

Jim Callis of MLB.com reviewed the 2013 draft today, and picked the Pittsburgh Pirates as the team with the best draft in the majors. This is the second time that the Pirates have gotten a grade for the best 2013 draft. Previously, Baseball America graded their draft number one. I can’t recall if that was before or after Callis went from BA to MLB.com. Callis gives the disclaimer that it takes at least five years to really know...

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Baseball America Releases Pirates Draft Report Card
Oct22

Baseball America Releases Pirates Draft Report Card

Last week Baseball America released their draft ratings, and graded the Pirates 2013 draft as the best in baseball. Yesterday they released their Pirates draft report card, looking at the best players from this specific draft. I’ll let you check out the link above for the individual reports. Below is the rundown of each player, with some thoughts below. Best Pure Hitter: Austin Meadows (1st round) Best Power Hitter: JaCoby Jones...

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Pirates Graded With the Best 2013 Draft by Baseball America
Oct16

Pirates Graded With the Best 2013 Draft by Baseball America

Baseball America released their 2013 draft grades, and the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the list as having the best draft this year. These grades are extremely preliminary, as they only involve half a season of results, and ultimately a draft is graded based on how many major leaguers it produces. But for now it’s good to see the Pirates off to a hot start. Austin Meadows, taken ninth overall by the Pirates, was named the third...

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Pirates Sign 11th Round Pick Erich Weiss to Over-Slot Deal
Jul12

Pirates Sign 11th Round Pick Erich Weiss to Over-Slot Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with 11th round pick Erich Weiss, according to Weiss on Twitter. So thankful that the Pirates have given me the opportunity to chase my dream!! Can't wait to get started! UT has been great, I will miss it! — Erich Weiss (@ErichWeiss6) July 7, 2013 Weiss had good numbers in his first two years with Texas, then slumped in his junior year, which could have been the reason he dropped...

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Who Is Still Unsigned From the 2013 Draft Class?
Jul11

Who Is Still Unsigned From the 2013 Draft Class?

The MLB draft signing deadline is tomorrow at 5 PM EST. To see who the Pirates have already signed, check out the Draft Pick Signing Tracker. In previous years the draft pick signing deadline always had some sort of drama surrounding it. The question marks throughout the years: 2008: Will Pedro Alvarez sign? 2009: Will the Pirates sign any more prep pitchers? 2010: Will Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie sign? 2011: Will Gerrit Cole...

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Pirates Sign 7th Round Pick Buddy Borden
Jul08

Pirates Sign 7th Round Pick Buddy Borden

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 7th round pick Buddy Borden, according to Jim Callis. #Pirates sign 7th-rder Buddy Borden for $180,400. UNLV RHP, 90-92 mph fastball that reaches 95. #mlbdraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisBA) July 8, 2013 Borden was the last of the top ten round picks to sign. He was seeking an over-slot deal, but ended up signing for exactly slot. It’s possible that he was also holding out for slot, since a...

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