Draft Preview: Focusing In On Certain Players

The 2013 MLB draft begins exactly three weeks from today and the Pittsburgh Pirates pick twice early on, 9th and 14th overall. By now, we are hearing mock drafts almost daily, especially from some of the bigger names in the industry, so we are getting a slightly better idea of who the Pirates might pick. A lot has changed since the beginning of the season and three weeks in the draft business is still a long time. For the schedule...

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Keith Law Posts Mock Draft, New Name Associated With Pirates

Keith Law has posted his first mock draft for insiders(subscription required) and he has a surprising new name linked to the Pittsburgh Pirates, first baseman DJ Peterson from New Mexico. Peterson has been discussed here daily in the draft recaps and he has had some huge weeks. The problem is, that he is a righty/righty first baseman, who plays in a huge offense ballpark, so not only is he not an ideal fit for PNC Park, his numbers...

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What Are the Odds the Pirates Draft a Future Major League Hitter?

The 2013 draft is a few weeks away, and if you haven’t followed our draft coverage, I suggest you start now. Last night John Dreker and I recorded a segment for the upcoming podcast, looking at Baseball America’s latest mock draft, and talking about a lot of the players who fell in the Pirates’ range. At this point it seems very likely that the Pirates will end up with one position player in the first round, and...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Weekend Recap, Where Do We Stand?

Instead of the usual weekend recap this week, I thought I would cut it down to include more players. Using recent mock drafts, along with the weekly performances, I want to take a look at which players have moved up, moved down or stayed the same recently and just overall, where they rank now. There have been plenty of players throughout the last couple months that have been mentioned in, or right below, the top 15 spots. With the...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Bryant Homers Twice, Wahl Starts Again

The 13th weekend of college baseball wrapped up today and we take a look at the top college bats and how they did on Sunday, plus a few more names to watch and some HS news.  These players, and many others, have less than a month to impress scouts in advance of the draft. Check out the schedule for this weekend here. Check out the draft preview posted here and the recap of the 12th week’s action here. Just a reminder, the...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Strong Pitching All Around On A Busy Saturday

The 13th weekend of college baseball kicked off yesterday and while most of the better pitchers go on Friday night, tonight still had some impressive pitchers on the mound  These players, and many others, have less than a month to impress scouts in advance of the draft. Check out the schedule for this weekend here. Check out the draft preview posted here and the recap of the 12th week’s action here. Just a reminder, the Pirates...

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