• Baseball America Releases Their Pre-Season 2013 Draft Rankings

    Baseball America has released their pre-season 2013 draft rankings today for subscribers. Because the list is only for subscribers, I’ll give a few highlights below. **Mark Appel is the top prospect for the second year in a row. **The Pirates currently pick 9th and 14th. The 9th ranked prospect is prep shortstop...

  • Mark Appel Tops the Early 2013 Draft Rankings

    Today Baseball America released their top 100 college prospects for the 2013 draft. At the top of the list was Mark Appel, who ranked as the top prospect in the draft in their rankings back in August. That’s similar to last year, when Appel was the top prospect in the draft pre-season,...

  • Mark Appel Tops Baseball America’s 2013 Draft Rankings

    Baseball America has released their early 2013 draft rankings, and Mark Appel holds the number one spot. Baseball America notes that the draft class looks underwhelming from a college hitting standpoint. The high school class looks solid, but lacks talents like Carlos Correa, Byron Buxton, and Lucas Giolito. The article quoted one...

  • Pirates Get A First Round Compensation Pick In the 2013 Draft

    Major League Baseball held their first Competitive Balance Lottery today, awarding compensation picks to small market and low revenue teams. The Pittsburgh Pirates received the second pick in the first compensation round. The Pirates had a 10.5% chance of getting the top pick in the draft, and were tied for the fourth...

  • Details On Tomorrow’s Competitive Balance Lottery

    Tomorrow at 1:30 PM EST, MLB will hold their first Competitive Balance Lottery, awarding draft picks to small market and low revenue teams. Jonathan Mayo has the details of the event. Here is a breakdown of what will take place. **The draft will be held at 1:30 PM, although the results won’t...

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