Draft Prospect Watch: Weaver Throws Six No-Hit Innings
Feb14

Draft Prospect Watch: Weaver Throws Six No-Hit Innings

The college baseball season got underway Friday for many of the big schools in the country. From now until the MLB amateur draft on June 5th, we will be covering the players who look like they could be a possible pick for the Pittsburgh Pirates when they make their first selection with the 25th pick overall. We will also keep you up to date throughout the year on former Pirates draft picks that didn’t sign. Earlier this week, we...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Draft Preview: Prep Pitchers
Feb13

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Draft Preview: Prep Pitchers

Part four of the Pittsburgh Pirates draft preview is the high school pitchers. The links for the first three parts of the preview are below. There seems to be a lot of pitchers with first round potential this year, both college and prep, but right now there only seems to be one high school pitcher who looks like a sure thing to be off the board before the Pirates pick. That gives Pirates fans a nice group of young arms to watch this...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Draft Preview: Prep Hitters
Feb12

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Draft Preview: Prep Hitters

This is part three of our 2014 amateur draft preview. On Monday, we covered the top college hitters eligible for the draft. Tuesday was the college pitchers, a large group with first round potential. Today we focus on high school hitters and right now, there seems to be a group of five that could go in the top half of the first round and then we might not see another until the second round. That could obviously change a lot between...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Draft Preview: College Pitchers
Feb11

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Draft Preview: College Pitchers

Yesterday, we had part one of our draft preview, highlighting some of the best college hitters in the 2014 amateur draft. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 25th pick overall in the draft, which looks to be top-heavy with college pitching. Out of Baseball America’s top 15 draft eligible college players, ten of them are pitchers, plus third baseman Matt Chapman from Cal State Fullerton has potential on the mound if the batting...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Draft Preview: College Hitters
Feb10

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Draft Preview: College Hitters

The college baseball season starts this upcoming weekend for many teams and the Pittsburgh Pirates are in a strange position this draft. They aren’t picking near the middle or top like usual, they don’t have a selection until 25th overall. Last year and most years, we are able to focus in on a small group of players and get a general idea of who they might pick. This season, we will have a large group of players to cover,...

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2014 Draft: Yankees Could Pick Five Times Before Pirates Pick Twice
Nov08

2014 Draft: Yankees Could Pick Five Times Before Pirates Pick Twice

Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com released the updated 2014 draft order, adding in the potential compensation picks for each team after the first round. The compensation picks make up picks 32-44, although they aren’t guaranteed. The only way teams will receive a compensation pick is if another team signs their player. So for example, if the Yankees bring back Robinson Cano, they will have one fewer pick. Earlier in the week I talked...

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