Pirates International Players Who Could Make the Jump to the US in 2014
Feb28

Pirates International Players Who Could Make the Jump to the US in 2014

The Pittsburgh Pirates will have a lot of new international players in minor league camp this year, with 39 guys making the jump to the US for Spring Training. Not all of these players are guaranteed to stay in the US. There have been several cases where a player spends time in Spring Training, only to return to the DSL for the start of the season. However, it seems that in this case, the Pirates will have a lot of guys coming up,...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Michael Cederoth Moved To Bullpen
Feb26

Draft Prospect Watch: Michael Cederoth Moved To Bullpen

Some mid-week draft prospect news to catch up on. The Pittsburgh Pirates pick 24th overall in the first round, which will take place on June 5th. For more information on some of the best draft eligible players this year, check out our four-part preview.  San Francisco and Stanford matched up on Tuesday night, pitting outfielder Bradley Zimmer against Stanford’s third baseman Alex Blandino, two of the top hitters in this...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Max Pentecost and J.D. Davis Homer
Feb23

Draft Prospect Watch: Max Pentecost and J.D. Davis Homer

Wrapping up the college weekend after busy nights for top line starters on Friday and the best bats on Saturday. Sunday saw an intriguing match-up that included four of the best draft eligible bats this year. We will also take a look at the progress of some of the former Pirates draft picks that didn’t sign. The Pittsburgh Pirates pick 24th overall in the first round this year and the first day of the draft is June 5th. For a...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Big Game For Matt Chapman
Feb23

Draft Prospect Watch: Big Game For Matt Chapman

Yesterday, we covered the Friday night starters in college, which included some struggles for a few of the top pitchers and seven no-hit innings from Aaron Nola. Tonight, we take a look at the top college hitters around the country and how they have fared so far this weekend. The college bats are the weakest group in this draft class right now, so there is plenty of room for position players to step up and move into the top rounds....

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Draft Prospect Watch: Aaron Nola Throws Seven No-Hit Innings
Feb21

Draft Prospect Watch: Aaron Nola Throws Seven No-Hit Innings

The second Friday night of the college season had a big match-up between potential top draft picks and all the Friday night aces going around the country. You can check out our four-part preview on the draft here. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th overall pick now and the first round of the draft will be held on June 5th. Hartford’s Sean Newcomb made his season debut Friday afternoon against Georgetown and threw five shutout...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Grant Holmes Throwing Heat
Feb21

Draft Prospect Watch: Grant Holmes Throwing Heat

Just a couple links and notes before the Friday night starters take the mound on a busy night in college baseball. Nathan Rode from Prep Baseball Report(formerly worked for Baseball America) tweeted Thursday that South Carolina high school righty Grant Holmes was hitting 98 MPH during a scrimmage on Wednesday night. He was previously topping out at 96 MPH. Holmes was covered in our draft preview for prep pitchers. I’ve included...

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