Pirates Draft Trey Supak With the 73rd Overall Pick
Jun05

Pirates Draft Trey Supak With the 73rd Overall Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted right-handed pitcher Trey Supak from La Grange High School in the Competitive Balance B round with the 73rd overall pick. Just like the previous selection, Supak is a highly projectable right-hander. He’s 6′ 4″, 209 pounds, and has been working in the 89-92 MPH range, touching 94 this year. He has loose arm action, and throws on a downhill plane, which is something the Pirates...

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Pirates Draft RHP Mitch Keller in the Second Round
Jun05

Pirates Draft RHP Mitch Keller in the Second Round

The Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted right-handed pitcher Mitch Keller from Xavier High School in the second round with the 64th overall pick. Unlike the previous two picks, Keller was ranked close to this pick. He was ranked 76th by Baseball America, and the highest he was ranked was 63rd by Keith Law. Keller is 6′ 3″, 195 pounds and has a projectable frame. He sits 90-94 MPH, touching 95. Baseball America says he has the...

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Pirates Draft Connor Joe With the 39th Overall Pick
Jun05

Pirates Draft Connor Joe With the 39th Overall Pick

With the 39th pick in the 2014 draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Connor Joe. This was the pick the Pirates acquired for Bryan Morris. Just like with their first pick, the Pirates are going against the consensus rankings. Joe is ranked pretty low, being ranked 102nd by Baseball America, 110th by MLB.com, and unranked by Keith Law in his top 100. Scout.com had him the highest, at number 92. One thing to point out is that, while guys...

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Pirates Draft Shortstop Cole Tucker With the 24th Overall Pick
Jun05

Pirates Draft Shortstop Cole Tucker With the 24th Overall Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates have taken shortstop Cole Tucker with the 24th pick in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft. The pick is a surprise, as Tucker wasn’t ranked highly in any of the rankings. He was the number 84 ranked prospect according to Baseball America. His highest ranking was 62nd overall by Keith Law. The move is a surprise, since there were a lot of talented, and high upside guys on the board. Jacob Gatewood and...

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Final Mock Draft From Scout.com Has a Familiar High School Arm For Pirates
Jun05

Final Mock Draft From Scout.com Has a Familiar High School Arm For Pirates

Kiley McDaniel from Scout.com released his last mock draft, just over an hour before the start of the draft and he has pitcher Luis Ortiz going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ortiz’s name was first mentioned with the Pirates a couple weeks ago. Early in the year, he was always rated higher, but time missed due to a forearm strain seems to have dropped his stock. He returned and looked healthy, touching 95 MPH in his first game back....

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Final Thoughts on the Pirates Top Pick Before the Draft Starts
Jun05

Final Thoughts on the Pirates Top Pick Before the Draft Starts

With all of the big mock drafts and rankings now in right before the draft starts, here is the general feeling that we are getting about the draft…we don’t know. The type of players the Pittsburgh Pirates are linked to cover everything, from hurt college pitchers, college pitchers that have fallen for one reason or another, college bats at the corner infield positions, high upside, but raw prep outfielders, and some prep...

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