New Mock Draft and Rankings From Scout.com
May20

New Mock Draft and Rankings From Scout.com

Kiley McDaniel over at Scout.com has posted his first mock draft, plus put out his own personal rankings. The two things differ in that he tries to do a mock draft based on how he thinks things will play out, then he lists his personal choices in the rankings. For the mock draft, he has the Pittsburgh Pirates taking Stanford third baseman Alex Blandino. That’s a name that has been mentioned for the Pirates early in the year, but...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Two New Mock Drafts, One New Name For Pirates
May19

Draft Prospect Watch: Two New Mock Drafts, One New Name For Pirates

Some news and notes from Monday, plus a couple new mock drafts. You can expect the mock drafts almost daily from here on out, as we are just 17 days away from the start of the 2014 amateur draft. Jonathan Mayo over at MLB.com has a nice article on prep pitcher Touki Toussaint, who should go somewhere in the 10-20 range in the draft. He would be a nice player to get if he somehow dropped to the Pirates. Probably not going to happen,...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Keep an Eye on Kentucky’s A.J. Reed
May17

Draft Prospect Watch: Keep an Eye on Kentucky’s A.J. Reed

Some draft news and notes, plus the Saturday round-up of the college bats mentioned in the first round. In his last regular season game, Casey Gillaspie went 2-for-3 with two walks and his 15th homer. The Wichita State first baseman has been mentioned often in the Pirates range, going to them in multiple mock drafts(see below). In their last regular season game, Virginia lost 4-3 to Wake Forest. Outfielder Derek Fisher was 1-for-5...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Updates For Players Linked to Pirates First Round Pick
May16

Draft Prospect Watch: Updates For Players Linked to Pirates First Round Pick

The regular season is winding down in college baseball and it has wrapped up for many high school players. That means it is mock draft season, as we are less than three weeks away from the draft, which starts on June 5th. The Pittsburgh Pirates will select 24th that day and three mock drafts(linked below) from three major sources, picked three different players for the Pirates. We have mentioned all draft season long that you...

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First Mock Draft From Jonathan Mayo Has a Familiar Name For Pirates
May16

First Mock Draft From Jonathan Mayo Has a Familiar Name For Pirates

It’s been a busy last two days for mock drafts and three of the bigger names that cover the draft have put their best guesses out there for all to see. Yesterday we saw the first mock draft from Keith Law and he had Vanderbilt pitcher Tyler Beede dropping to the Pittsburgh Pirates.┬áBaseball America had their second mock draft, selecting toolsy prep outfielder Monte Harrison for the Pirates. Jonathan Mayo posted his draft...

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Baseball America’s Second Mock Draft Has Pirates Going With Monte Harrison
May16

Baseball America’s Second Mock Draft Has Pirates Going With Monte Harrison

It is now the season for mock drafts and Baseball America has rolled out their second attempt at guessing the field. In the first one last week, they had catcher Kyle Schwarber from Indiana, going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Schwarber had a hot streak recently and has moved up a little for most, so the new pick is prep outfielder Monte Harrison. We haven’t talked much about Harrison this year, because he wasn’t rated this...

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