Draft Prospect Watch: Prep Shortstops Moving In Different Directions
Mar12

Draft Prospect Watch: Prep Shortstops Moving In Different Directions

Some mid-week draft news and notes, plus some early mock drafts. Most of the top college bats were in action tonight, so it’s unusually busy for a Tuesday. Just a reminder, the Pittsburgh Pirates picked 24th overall in the first round of the 2014 amateur draft, which starts on June 5th. For information on some of the best players in this draft class, check out our four-part draft preview.  Third baseman Taylor Sparks from UC...

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Some Early Mock Drafts For Pirates First Round Pick
Mar10

Some Early Mock Drafts For Pirates First Round Pick

While it’s still early in the college baseball season and extremely early for prep players, with some high schools not even start their schedule yet, mock drafts can give you an idea of what the Pittsburgh Pirates might expect with the 24th overall pick. Three mock drafts were released since last night from three sources worth following all year. Not surprisingly, they all had three different results for the Pirates, though one...

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Pirates 2013 International Signing Recap
Mar10

Pirates 2013 International Signing Recap

Ben Badler from Baseball America released his recap of the 2013 signings by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Most of the bigger names are released when they sign, but as we saw with Badler’s recap last year, a player like Johan De Jesus could sign for $200,000 and there was no mention of it anywhere. Here is a look at what we know already, with notes below from Badler’s recap. In March, the Pirates signed Jherson Esqueda and...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Virginia Is The Team To Watch This Year
Mar09

Draft Prospect Watch: Virginia Is The Team To Watch This Year

Friday was the day for most of the best pitchers in the nation to get their work, though two of the biggest names didn’t go until Saturday. Today we take a look at some more of the best college hitters and how they fared during the weekend, plus update some former Pirates picks. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the first round this year.  For more information on the top players in...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Schwarber and Travis Come Through Big For Indiana
Mar08

Draft Prospect Watch: Schwarber and Travis Come Through Big For Indiana

Friday was the day for most of the best pitchers in the nation to get their work, though two of the biggest names didn’t go until Saturday. Tonight we take a look at the best college hitters and how they fared during the first couple days of the weekend. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the first round this year.  For more information on the top players in this draft class, check...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Aaron Nola Continues His Impressive Streak
Mar07

Draft Prospect Watch: Aaron Nola Continues His Impressive Streak

It’s the fourth weekend of the college baseball season and like every Friday night, we will focus on the Friday night starters that are draft eligible this year. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the first round this year.  For more information on the top players in this draft class, check out our four-part draft preview.    The interesting match-up on Friday night was in Tallahassee, as...

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