Updated MLB.com Draft Prospect Rankings
Apr29

Updated MLB.com Draft Prospect Rankings

The new updated rankings for the top 100 prospects in this draft class were released by MLB.com today. Jim Callis also released an article about some of the top names in the draft class. MLB.com ranked Wichita State first baseman Casey Gillaspie 24th overall, which is where the Pittsburgh Pirates make their first round selection. Luckily this morning, we posted highlight videos of some likely targets for the Pirates and Gillaspie was...

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Prospect Highlights: Getting to Know Some Potential Pirates First Round Draft Picks
Apr29

Prospect Highlights: Getting to Know Some Potential Pirates First Round Draft Picks

Usually we would be posting a prospect highlights video covering the previous night’s action in the minors, but the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliates got in just two games yesterday and the Bradenton Marauders were shutout on two hits in one of those games. Basically, there wasn’t video for anything of interest from last night so we are switching it up a little for one day. On Thursday, we will start our 2014 draft preview,...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Updates For All the Top Prep Players In 2014 Draft Class
Apr27

Draft Prospect Watch: Updates For All the Top Prep Players In 2014 Draft Class

Going a little different for this Sunday. Earlier this month, Baseball America posted new draft rankings and had 28 prep players in their top 50. Below you will find the latest updates on all of them, starting from the top and working our way down. The number next to their name is their placement on BA’s top 50 list. Much of this info was made easier to find by Dan Kirby from Through The Fences. You can follow him on Twitter...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Sean Newcomb is Back on Track
Apr26

Draft Prospect Watch: Sean Newcomb is Back on Track

Yesterday we covered the best college pitchers in this draft class, so we move on to the weekend for the best college hitters tonight. If you missed it from last week, we posted an article on what the Pirates could expect with their first round pick this year.That was followed up by thoughts from GM Neal Huntington on the draft.The 2014 draft begins on June 5th, just under six weeks away. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Injuries Hit Two Big College Arms
Apr25

Draft Prospect Watch: Injuries Hit Two Big College Arms

Friday night is when most of the top college pitchers make their weekly start, so we concentrate on that group today. If you missed it from last week, we posted an article on what the Pirates could expect with their first round pick this year.That was followed up by thoughts from GM Neal Huntington on the draft.The 2014 draft begins on June 5th, just under six weeks away. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the first round...

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Neal Huntington on the Upcoming Amateur Draft
Apr24

Neal Huntington on the Upcoming Amateur Draft

Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington spoke with the media recently about the Pittsburgh Pirates approach with this upcoming draft. The Pirates are in an unfamiliar position, making their first pick with the 24th overall selection. The team’s focus remains the same, but the amount of work going into that first pick definitely increases. There is more uncertainty the further you get from the top and it makes it tougher to get a...

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