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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2014 Pirates Draft Prospects: Kyle Schwarber, Matt Imhof, Forrest Wall, Foster Griffin
May15

2014 Pirates Draft Prospects: Kyle Schwarber, Matt Imhof, Forrest Wall, Foster Griffin

This is part three in our weekly draft preview leading up to the draft. We profile four players each week, focusing on a college pitcher, college hitter and prep pitcher, prep hitter, who have all been mentioned in the Pittsburgh Pirates range in the first round. The 2014 amateur draft starts on June 5th and the Pirates have the 24th overall selection. You can view the previous previews below. Week One: Braxton Davidson, Spencer...

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Keith Law’s First Mock Draft Has Pirates Taking Vanderbilt’s Tyler Beede
May15

Keith Law’s First Mock Draft Has Pirates Taking Vanderbilt’s Tyler Beede

Keith Law has posted his first mock draft for subscribers to ESPN Insider and he has the Pittsburgh Pirates taking Vanderbilt pitcher Tyler Beede. This is the first time all year that Beede has been connected to the Pirates, but Law mentioned that questions about his makeup has caused the right-hander to slip in the draft. We have been covering Beede’s starts all season long here, but not really concentrating on him because he...

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Baseball America Unveils New Top 100 Draft Prospects List
May14

Baseball America Unveils New Top 100 Draft Prospects List

On Wednesday, Baseball America posted their new top 100 draft prospects list and they have a new name in the 24th spot, although it is someone we recently previewed here. This is different from their mock draft, where they try to guess which teams will select which players. That came out last week and had the Pirates taking Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber. For those that have a subscription to BA, you can also check out their scouting...

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