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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Updated Top 500 Draft Rankings From Baseball America
Jun03

Updated Top 500 Draft Rankings From Baseball America

Baseball America has posted their final update on their top 500 draft prospects list and some shuffling at the top has UNLV pitcher Erick Fedde ranked 24th overall. There will be more mock drafts between now and the start of the draft on Thursday night, but this is how they believe the players rank right now. Fedde has huge potential, but he got injured in early May and needed Tommy John surgery. Before that, he was mentioned as a...

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Latest Mock Draft From Jim Callis Has a Power-Hitting Shortstop For Pirates
Jun02

Latest Mock Draft From Jim Callis Has a Power-Hitting Shortstop For Pirates

Jim Callis released his second mock draft this afternoon and it’s a new name for the Pirates, although it’s someone we have mentioned here often. Callis has the Pirates taking prep shortstop Jacob Gatewood. We have heard a bunch of names associated with the Pirates recently and below you can find the college action from this weekend, highlighting many players that have been mentioned as possible picks for the Pittsburgh...

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