Week In Review: 2014 Draft, Impact of Bryan Morris Trade
Jun01

Week In Review: 2014 Draft, Impact of Bryan Morris Trade

The big news this week happened right at the end, the Bryan Morris trade to the Miami Marlins. That deal gave the Pittsburgh Pirates an extra draft pick at the top of the draft. That also meant more money for their draft pool and a chance to add an impact player to an already deep system. The focus has been on the 24th overall pick for most of our draft coverage, but early on we talked about a lot of players that were getting some...

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Draft Prospect Watch: What the New Draft Pick Could Mean For Pirates
Jun01

Draft Prospect Watch: What the New Draft Pick Could Mean For Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Bryan Morris to the Miami Marlins for the 39th overall draft pick. The draft pick has a value of $1,457,600, which gives the Pirates a new bonus pool total of $7,063,700. With the Pirates picking 24th overall, we have covered a lot of players that were mentioned at times in their range, but have fallen in the ranks. Some are mentioned below in our NCAA regional tournament coverage. The new pick is going...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Big Opener For Kyle Schwarber, Tyler Beede Strikes Out 14
May31

Draft Prospect Watch: Big Opener For Kyle Schwarber, Tyler Beede Strikes Out 14

The road to the College World Series began on Friday and as we pointed out on Wednesday, there are a lot of players of interest for Pittsburgh Pirates fans. Here is a brief rundown of what went down on day one of the tournament. The draft is just five days away, so these are the last looks that scouts are getting at some of these players before day one of the draft starts. Indiana won big over Youngstown State on Friday, with catcher...

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2014 DSL Pirates Preview: Another Wave Of High Upside Offensive Talent
May31

2014 DSL Pirates Preview: Another Wave Of High Upside Offensive Talent

The Pittsburgh Pirates had two Dominican Summer League teams last year and spread the talent out between both clubs. With the added affiliate in Bristol this season, the DSL Pirates2 are no more, at least short-term. That leaves you with a team that is deep in the outfield, infield and behind the plate, but not many pitchers of note. A lot of players from the DSL last year moved to the States this season, including the best of the...

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Second Mock Draft From Jonathan Mayo Has College First Baseman For Pirates
May31

Second Mock Draft From Jonathan Mayo Has College First Baseman For Pirates

Jonathan Mayo released his second mock draft on Friday and he still believes that the Pittsburgh Pirates will take Wichita State first baseman Casey Gillaspie. Mayo’s first mock draft was two weeks ago and at that time, Gillaspie was being mentioned often for the Pirates. That talk has died down a little until now. Gillaspie would give the Pirates a switch-hitting first baseman with power, who should move through the system...

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The Pirates Have Dropped One of Their DSL Teams; Basically Moved Team to Bristol
May30

The Pirates Have Dropped One of Their DSL Teams; Basically Moved Team to Bristol

For the first time since 2002, the Pittsburgh Pirates will only have one international rookie league team. The Pirates have had two teams for over a decade, either having a team in the Venezuelan Summer League, or two teams in the Dominican Summer League. In 2012, the Pirates dropped their VSL team, and added a second team in the DSL. This year, they will only have one DSL team. This change comes in the same year that the Pirates...

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