Could Local Prep Star Be an Early Round Draft Option For Pirates?
May26

Could Local Prep Star Be an Early Round Draft Option For Pirates?

Left-handed pitcher Brendan McKay from Blackhawk HS in Beaver Falls, PA has made quite a name for himself recently in the draft circuit, and he’s getting famous for what he hasn’t done. McKay hasn’t allowed a run in quite awhile, compiling a 69 inning scoreless streak, which covers this entire season and part of last year. He’s striking out batters at an incredible rate this season, with 101 in 45 innings....

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Draft Prospect Watch: Big Games From Two Potential Pirates Picks
May25

Draft Prospect Watch: Big Games From Two Potential Pirates Picks

With just 11 days until the MLB amateur draft begins, we take a look at some college players that are still in action and some news from a few prep players. Most college teams were playing their conference tournament this week, so that means the end of the season for some of them. Going off recent mock drafts and rankings, we take a look at the players mentioned in and around the 24th spot, where the Pittsburgh Pirates make their...

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New Mock Draft From Jim Callis Has Pirates Going For Toolsy Prep Outfielder
May23

New Mock Draft From Jim Callis Has Pirates Going For Toolsy Prep Outfielder

Jim Callis just released his newest mock draft on MLB.com and he has the Pittsburgh Pirates taking prep outfielder Monte Harrison. Last week, Harrison was the choice from Baseball America. Harrison is a three-sport star, who may have the highest ceiling of any position player in this draft class, but he also comes with some risks since he hasn’t concentrated on baseball only. He offers strong defense, a cannon for an arm, good...

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Third Mock Draft From Baseball America, Same as the First For Pirates
May23

Third Mock Draft From Baseball America, Same as the First For Pirates

Baseball America released their third mock draft on Friday morning and they have Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’s a familiar name from BA, but not who they had in their last mock draft for the Pirates. They had prep outfielder Monte Harrison(see more below), who they now moved up to the 16th spot. Schwarber went 1-for-3 with a homer, walk and stolen base yesterday. The homer was his 11th of...

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Baseball America Releases Top 200 Draft Prospects List
May22

Baseball America Releases Top 200 Draft Prospects List

Baseball America has updated their top 100 draft prospects list and expanded it to 200 spots. Before the draft begins two weeks from tonight, they will lengthen the list to the top 500 draft prospects. In their top 100 list, they had prep pitcher Spencer Adams in the 24th spot, which is where the Pittsburgh Pirates make their first selection. Adams remained there, as it looks like they only expanded list, while not making any changes...

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2014 Pirates Draft Prospects: Derek Fisher, Tyler Beede, Monte Harrison, Sean Reid-Foley
May22

2014 Pirates Draft Prospects: Derek Fisher, Tyler Beede, Monte Harrison, Sean Reid-Foley

This is part four in our weekly draft preview leading up to the draft. We profile four players each week, focusing on a college pitcher, college hitter and prep pitcher, prep hitter, who have all been mentioned in the Pittsburgh Pirates range in the first round. The 2014 amateur draft starts on June 5th and the Pirates have the 24th overall selection. You can view the previous previews below. Week One: Braxton Davidson, Spencer Adams,...

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