First Pitch: What Can the Pirates Expect In the Draft This Year?
Apr18

First Pitch: What Can the Pirates Expect In the Draft This Year?

The 2014 draft is obviously different for the Pittsburgh Pirates than the draft has been over the last couple decades. They have the 24th overall pick in the first round, which is much lower than they are used to getting. Even in a year like 2013, when they picked ninth and 14th, we had a good idea all season of who they might take. Last year it seemed like the same 16 players were getting mentions in the top 16 spots, with only the...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Kyle Freeland Matches Up With Pirates In New Rankings
Apr15

Draft Prospect Watch: Kyle Freeland Matches Up With Pirates In New Rankings

Some early week draft news and notes with just over seven weeks until the first day of the draft. The Pittsburgh Pirates pick 24th overall in the first round and there is a new list of rankings out that has a different name for the Pirates.  Starting with the new rankings from Chris Crawford on MLB Draft Insider. He has Kyle Freeland rated 24th overall. This is the first time we have seen Freeland in that spot and he has been...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Jake Stinnett Makes Huge Jump From Last Year
Apr13

Draft Prospect Watch: Jake Stinnett Makes Huge Jump From Last Year

After covering most of the top draft-eligible college starters on Friday night, we took a look at the best college hitters on Saturday and how they fared during the first two days of the weekend schedule. Today we check up on some former Pirates picks, plus add some high school news and notes. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th, just under eight weeks away. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the first round this year. They...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Monte Harrison Moves Into Pirates Range
Apr12

Draft Prospect Watch: Monte Harrison Moves Into Pirates Range

After covering most of the top draft-eligible college starters on Friday night, we take a look at the best college hitters and how they have fared during the first two days of the weekend schedule. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th, just under eight weeks away. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the first round this year. They also picked 65th overall in the second round and 74th, which is their competitive balance pick. For...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Kyle Freeland Strikes Out 15 Again
Apr11

Draft Prospect Watch: Kyle Freeland Strikes Out 15 Again

It’s the ninth weekend of the college baseball season and like every Friday night, we will focus on the best Friday night starters that are draft eligible this year. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th, just under eight weeks away. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the first round this year. They also picked 65th overall in the second round and 74th, which is their competitive balance pick. For more information on the top...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Baseball America Updates Rankings
Apr10

Draft Prospect Watch: Baseball America Updates Rankings

Baseball America has updated their top 50 prospects for the 2014 draft and the story remains the same, this draft is top-heavy with pitching. These aren’t mock drafts, so with that in mind I’ll mention that the Pirates pick 24th overall in the first round and BA ranks prep second baseman Forrest Wall as the 24th best player right now. We have mentioned Wall a couple times in the past, but as a reminder, he is an athletic...

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