Neal Huntington Speaks About the Upcoming Draft
May27

Neal Huntington Speaks About the Upcoming Draft

With just nine days until the 2014 amateur draft starts, General Manager Neal Huntington and the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to have some interesting choices to make during the three-day event. When picking near the top of the draft, you can concentrate on a smaller group of players, but making your first selection at the 24th spot means you’re going to need to see a much larger group of players for that first round pick. As we...

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Keith Law’s Second Mock Draft Has High Upside Prep Arm For Pirates
May27

Keith Law’s Second Mock Draft Has High Upside Prep Arm For Pirates

Keith Law released his second mock draft on Tuesday afternoon and he has a brand new name for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After picking Vanderbilt’s Tyler Beede in his first draft, he has the Pirates going with high school right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz. Law has Beede falling out of the first round completely. Like Beede, Ortiz is a player that has dropped in the rankings, but unlike Beede, it wasn’t due to performance. Ortiz...

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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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