• Third Round: Pirates Draft JaCoby Jones

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted LSU center fielder JaCoby Jones in the third round of the 2013 MLB draft. Jones was in the eighth tier of our top 100 rankings. He was rated 87th overall by Keith Law and 75th by Baseball America. Jones hit for a .283/.382/.417 line in 187 at-bats this year,...

  • Draft Links: Pirates Among Day One Winners

    Day two of the draft is about an hour and a half away. The Pirates went for upside on day one, taking two prep hitters in the first round, and a prep pitcher in the second round. You can read the day one recap here, and our day one reactions here. Also,...

  • Draft Day Two Preview: Any Reason to Create Extra Slot Money?

    Today is day two of the 2013 MLB draft. Day two consists of rounds three through ten. Last year the Pirates went with the best available players through the fifth round of the draft, then turned to signability picks in the 6-10 rounds to create money for Mark Appel. They ended up...

  • First Pitch: Reactions to the Day One Picks

    Day one of the 2013 MLB Draft is in the books. The Pittsburgh Pirates took Austin Meadows with their first pick, Reese McGuire with their second pick in the first round, and Blake Taylor with their second round pick. For more on the three picks, check out our Day One Recap. John...

  • Draft Day One Recap: Pirates Go With High Upside Prep Players

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had a theme on day one of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft: left-handed prep players. With their first pick, the Pirates took Austin Meadows, a left-handed hitting outfielder from Georgia. With their second pick in the first round, the Pirates took Reese McGuire, a left-handed hitting prep catcher...

  • Pirates Draft Blake Taylor With the 51st Overall Pick

    With the 51st pick in the 2013 MLB draft the Pittsburgh Pirates selected left-handed prep pitcher Blake Taylor. We had Taylor in our “Hopefully They Fall to the Second Round” tier in our Top 100 Draft Rankings. He’s a projectable left-hander who sits 89-92 MPH with his fastball, and has good movement....

  • Pirates Draft Reese McGuire With the 14th Overall Pick

    With the 14th pick in the 2013 MLB draft the Pittsburgh Pirates selected prep catcher Reese McGuire. All of the final mock drafts that came out today had McGuire going to the Pirates with the 9th pick, but the Pirates opted to go with Austin Meadows. Earlier this week I talked with...

  • Pirates Draft Austin Meadows With the 9th Overall Pick

    With the ninth pick in the 2013 MLB draft the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Austin Meadows. That’s a bit of a surprise since the Pirates have been linked to Reese McGuire, who was still on the board. McGuire is most likely going to be gone when the Pirates pick 14th overall. Meadows is...

  • Jim Callis Releases His Final Mock Draft

    Jim Callis of Baseball America has released his final mock draft, and has the Pirates taking two familiar names. With the ninth pick, Callis has the Pirates taking Reese McGuire, while D.J. Peterson is going with the 14th pick. Callis has had McGuire going to the Pirates ninth overall in each of...

  • Kiley McDaniel’s Last Mock Draft Has Smith and McGuire

    On this last day before the draft, four different mock drafts have come out that have the Pittsburgh Pirates taking Reese McGuire. That is no surprise, he has been linked to the Pirates for awhile now. What is a bit of a surprise is the name we have heard twice now with...

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