Draft Prospect Watch: Austin Wilson Suffers Minor Injury

During the regular season, leading up to the 2013 Amateur Draft, we will provide a nightly recap of the day’s action, covering potential draft picks for the Pittsburgh Pirates as well as following the progress of interesting unsigned picks from previous years. The Pirates have the ninth and 14th picks in the first round this year, so the focus for now will be played ranked in that range.  Our draft preview page, with links for...

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Draft Prospect Watch: College Schedule Starts With Appel/Kubitza Match-Up

During the regular season, leading up to the 2013 Amateur Draft, we will provide a nightly recap of the day’s action, covering potential draft picks for the Pittsburgh Pirates as well as following the progress of interesting unsigned picks from previous years. The Pirates have the ninth and 14th picks in the first round this year, so the focus for now will be played ranked in that range.  Our draft preview page, with links for...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Early 2013 Draft Preview

The college baseball season begins tomorrow, which marks the beginning of draft prospect season. Ever since this site started, one of the goals has been to keep track of the players who could potentially be taken by the Pirates each year in June’s draft. We keep individual player trackers updated with stats throughout the year, and have at least two weekly updates on the progress of all of the players who could go off the board...

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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 J.P. Crawford, who BA says has a “slick glove and an above-average feel for hitting”. The 14th ranked...

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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, but fell to eighth overall on draft day. Other notable players on the list: 21. Kent Emanuel – Right-hander drafted by the Pirates in the...

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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 scout that felt the lack of college talent in this draft could be a result of so many high school players...

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