Final Mock Draft From Baseball America Has Huge Prep Arm Falling to Pirates
Jun05

Final Mock Draft From Baseball America Has Huge Prep Arm Falling to Pirates

Baseball America has released their final mock draft and they are predicting a major fall for a prep arm that hasn’t been linked to the Pittsburgh Pirates before today. BA thinks right-handed pitcher Grant Holmes could drop all the way to the Pirates with their 24th pick. Holmes was mentioned by us numerous times, but mostly in passing because he hasn’t been in the Pirates range since very early in the season. We posted a...

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2014 Draft Primer: A New Challenge For the Pirates
Jun04

2014 Draft Primer: A New Challenge For the Pirates

On Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates will make their first four selections in the 2014 amateur draft. Below you will find some of the best links for all you need to know to read up on the draft, with insight into the Pirates approach and who they might be considering once the draft starts. There is a section below on the latest mock drafts and rankings, plus links for 20 players that we posted videos and scouting reports for over...

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Keith Law’s Final Draft Prospect Rankings Has College Players in Pirates Top Two Spots
Jun04

Keith Law’s Final Draft Prospect Rankings Has College Players in Pirates Top Two Spots

Keith Law posted his final draft prospect rankings(subscription required) on Wednesday afternoon and he has TCU pitcher Brandon Finnegan rated #24 and Stanford third baseman Alex Blandino rated in the 39th spot. After the Pittsburgh Pirates added the 39th pick in the Bryan Morris deal, it gave them a second chance to add impact talent in the draft and these rankings from Law prove just how deep the top end of the draft is this year....

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Pirates Prospects 2014 MLB Draft Top 100 Tiered Rankings
Jun04

Pirates Prospects 2014 MLB Draft Top 100 Tiered Rankings

The 2014 MLB Draft starts on Thursday at 7 PM, with the first two rounds of the draft taking place that evening. The Pittsburgh Pirates pick 24th, 39th, 64th, and 73rd that day. Rounds 3-10 follow on Friday at 1 PM, and rounds 11-40 are on Saturday at 1 PM. For the last two years, we have released tiered rankings for the top 100 prospects. We start with an average of all of the major draft rankings, then John Dreker and I arrange...

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The 2014 Draft Pick Signing Tracker is Live
Jun04

The 2014 Draft Pick Signing Tracker is Live

Tomorrow is the start of the 2014 MLB draft. By the end of Saturday, the Pittsburgh Pirates will have up to 42 new players to keep track of in their minor league system. Not all of these players will sign, obviously. Each year we upload a Draft Pick Signing Tracker, in order to follow who has signed, how much they signed for, and in recent years, how much the Pirates have remaining in their bonus pool. The tracker is by far the most...

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Third Mock Draft From Keith Law Has College Outfielder Falling to Pirates
Jun03

Third Mock Draft From Keith Law Has College Outfielder Falling to Pirates

Keith Law posted his third mock draft today(subscription required) and he has a surprising name falling to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 24th spot. Law thinks that they could take Bradley Zimmer, the outfielder from San Francisco. This could be considered a huge drop for Zimmer, who was mentioned for awhile this season as the best college bat in the draft, ranked in the top ten for draft prospects numerous times. Law mentions what we...

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