New Mock Draft From Jim Callis Has Pirates Going For Toolsy Prep Outfielder
May23

New Mock Draft From Jim Callis Has Pirates Going For Toolsy Prep Outfielder

Jim Callis just released his newest mock draft on MLB.com and he has the Pittsburgh Pirates taking prep outfielder Monte Harrison. Last week, Harrison was the choice from Baseball America. Harrison is a three-sport star, who may have the highest ceiling of any position player in this draft class, but he also comes with some risks since he hasn’t concentrated on baseball only. He offers strong defense, a cannon for an arm, good...

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Third Mock Draft From Baseball America, Same as the First For Pirates
May23

Third Mock Draft From Baseball America, Same as the First For Pirates

Baseball America released their third mock draft on Friday morning and they have Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’s a familiar name from BA, but not who they had in their last mock draft for the Pirates. They had prep outfielder Monte Harrison(see more below), who they now moved up to the 16th spot. Schwarber went 1-for-3 with a homer, walk and stolen base yesterday. The homer was his 11th of...

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Baseball America Releases Top 200 Draft Prospects List
May22

Baseball America Releases Top 200 Draft Prospects List

Baseball America has updated their top 100 draft prospects list and expanded it to 200 spots. Before the draft begins two weeks from tonight, they will lengthen the list to the top 500 draft prospects. In their top 100 list, they had prep pitcher Spencer Adams in the 24th spot, which is where the Pittsburgh Pirates make their first selection. Adams remained there, as it looks like they only expanded list, while not making any changes...

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2014 Pirates Draft Prospects: Derek Fisher, Tyler Beede, Monte Harrison, Sean Reid-Foley
May22

2014 Pirates Draft Prospects: Derek Fisher, Tyler Beede, Monte Harrison, Sean Reid-Foley

This is part four 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 Adams,...

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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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