Draft Prospect Watch: Max Pentecost and J.D. Davis Homer
Feb23

Draft Prospect Watch: Max Pentecost and J.D. Davis Homer

Wrapping up the college weekend after busy nights for top line starters on Friday and the best bats on Saturday. Sunday saw an intriguing match-up that included four of the best draft eligible bats this year. We will also take a look at the progress of some of the former Pirates draft picks that didn’t sign. The Pittsburgh Pirates pick 24th overall in the first round this year and the first day of the draft is June 5th. For a...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Big Game For Matt Chapman
Feb23

Draft Prospect Watch: Big Game For Matt Chapman

Yesterday, we covered the Friday night starters in college, which included some struggles for a few of the top pitchers and seven no-hit innings from Aaron Nola. Tonight, we take a look at the top college hitters around the country and how they have fared so far this weekend. The college bats are the weakest group in this draft class right now, so there is plenty of room for position players to step up and move into the top rounds....

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Draft Prospect Watch: Aaron Nola Throws Seven No-Hit Innings
Feb21

Draft Prospect Watch: Aaron Nola Throws Seven No-Hit Innings

The second Friday night of the college season had a big match-up between potential top draft picks and all the Friday night aces going around the country. You can check out our four-part preview on the draft here. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th overall pick now and the first round of the draft will be held on June 5th. Hartford’s Sean Newcomb made his season debut Friday afternoon against Georgetown and threw five shutout...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Grant Holmes Throwing Heat
Feb21

Draft Prospect Watch: Grant Holmes Throwing Heat

Just a couple links and notes before the Friday night starters take the mound on a busy night in college baseball. Nathan Rode from Prep Baseball Report(formerly worked for Baseball America) tweeted Thursday that South Carolina high school righty Grant Holmes was hitting 98 MPH during a scrimmage on Wednesday night. He was previously topping out at 96 MPH. Holmes was covered in our draft preview for prep pitchers. I’ve included...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Top Tools and Two Prep Stars Square Off
Feb20

Draft Prospect Watch: Top Tools and Two Prep Stars Square Off

While there wasn’t a whole lot of action going on yesterday, two of the top high school bats in the 2014 draft met up yesterday. We also have a couple college notes and Baseball America posted their top tools articles for both college and prep players. ┬áIf you missed it from yesterday, the Pirates moved up one spot in the draft due to the Baltimore Orioles losing their first round pick when they signed Ubaldo Jimenez. Pittsburgh...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Top-Heavy Draft For College Pitchers
Feb19

Draft Prospect Watch: Top-Heavy Draft For College Pitchers

Picking up the draft coverage mid-week, we have some news about the Pittsburgh Pirates first round pick, as well as a list of the strengths and weaknesses of the 2014 amateur draft class. When the signing of Ubaldo Jimenez with the Baltimore Orioles becomes official, the Pirates will move up in the draft and pick 24th. That could still change again before the draft comes around, but for now, they jump one spot higher. For that reason,...

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