Keith Law’s First Mock Draft Has Pirates Taking Vanderbilt’s Tyler Beede
May15

Keith Law’s First Mock Draft Has Pirates Taking Vanderbilt’s Tyler Beede

Keith Law has posted his first mock draft for subscribers to ESPN Insider and he has the Pittsburgh Pirates taking Vanderbilt pitcher Tyler Beede. This is the first time all year that Beede has been connected to the Pirates, but Law mentioned that questions about his makeup has caused the right-hander to slip in the draft. We have been covering Beede’s starts all season long here, but not really concentrating on him because he...

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Baseball America Unveils New Top 100 Draft Prospects List
May14

Baseball America Unveils New Top 100 Draft Prospects List

On Wednesday, Baseball America posted their new top 100 draft prospects list and they have a new name in the 24th spot, although it is someone we recently previewed here. This is different from their mock draft, where they try to guess which teams will select which players. That came out last week and had the Pirates taking Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber. For those that have a subscription to BA, you can also check out their scouting...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Kyle Schwarber Homers, Matt Imhof Goes to Pirates in Latest Mock Draft
May13

Draft Prospect Watch: Kyle Schwarber Homers, Matt Imhof Goes to Pirates in Latest Mock Draft

Chris Crawford posted his new top 100 prospect list and he has Braxton Davidson rated 24th overall, which is where the Pittsburgh Pirates make their first selection. Davidson was featured in our first draft preview, plus we also posted scouting videos for Davidson and three other possible picks. There is one caveat with Crawford’s rankings. He didn’t include Jeff Hoffman or Erick Fedde, two pitchers that are undergoing...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Max Pentecost and Michael Conforto Wrap Up Weekend With Big Games
May11

Draft Prospect Watch: Max Pentecost and Michael Conforto Wrap Up Weekend With Big Games

Wrapping up the weekend of college ball with some Sunday stats and a look at four former Pittsburgh Pirates draft picks that will all likely be taken in the upcoming draft. The recap from Friday night can be found here, while Saturday night’s action involved a home run from a player linked to the Pirates in a recent mock draft. Yesterday, we also posted the news of UNLV’s Erick Fedde needing Tommy John surgery.   We start...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Kyle Schwarber and Sam Travis Homer in Indiana Win
May10

Draft Prospect Watch: Kyle Schwarber and Sam Travis Homer in Indiana Win

It’s Saturday night, so it’s time to cover the best draft-eligible college hitters, though a few of the better college pitchers made their starts tonight as well. Last night we covered the pitchers that made their Friday start and earlier today, we got some bad news on a pitcher that wasn’t able to make his weekend start. Check out Friday’s draft coverage for the pitching results and some important links...

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UNLV’s Erick Fedde is Second Top College Pitcher to Need Tommy John Surgery
May10

UNLV’s Erick Fedde is Second Top College Pitcher to Need Tommy John Surgery

The deep pitching class in the 2014 draft has taken some hits recently and on Saturday, it was announced that a second top pitcher will need Tommy John surgery. UNLV’s Erick Fedde will undergo the operation and it knocks a potential top ten pick down the draft board. Earlier in the week, East Carolina’s Jeff Hoffman found out he needed TJ surgery and he went from a potential top five pick, to a late first rounder for many....

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