Draft Prospect Watch: New Mock Draft Has Pirates Taking Alex Blandino
Apr02

Draft Prospect Watch: New Mock Draft Has Pirates Taking Alex Blandino

Some quick college and high school notes from the last three days, which includes a possible first round pick that will miss at least six weeks and another that looked great in a complete game win. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th, just under ten 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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International and Amateur Draft Bonus Numbers Released
Apr02

International and Amateur Draft Bonus Numbers Released

Jim Callis has posted the bonus pool amounts for the 2014 amateur draft and international signings. Due to their finish in the standings, the Pittsburgh Pirates are in the bottom 1/3 of each list. For the draft pool, the Pirates will have $5,606,100 to spend on their picks in the first ten rounds combined. That ranks them 21st overall. The Pirates pick 24th overall and they also have a competitive balance pick after the second round....

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Draft Prospect Watch: Wrapping Up the National HS Invitational
Mar30

Draft Prospect Watch: Wrapping Up the National HS Invitational

Straying a bit from the usual Sunday coverage where we take a look at former Pittsburgh Pirates draft picks and wrap up the college weekend. The National High School Invitational took place this week and it was filled with top high school talent. On Wednesday, we took a look at the recap of the first day, including a chance to see Touki Toussaint pitch six innings. The last two days provided a chance to look at another top pitcher, as...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Sean Newcomb Throws Seven No-Hit Innings
Mar29

Draft Prospect Watch: Sean Newcomb Throws Seven No-Hit Innings

After a Friday night filled with big time starters doing well, today 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 ten 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...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Luke Weaver Throws One-Hitter
Mar28

Draft Prospect Watch: Luke Weaver Throws One-Hitter

It’s the seventh 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, just ten 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 players in...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Touki Toussaint Dominates in NHSI Start
Mar26

Draft Prospect Watch: Touki Toussaint Dominates in NHSI Start

Some draft news and notes with a heavy emphasis on prep players today as the NHSI takes place this week. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th. 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 players in this draft class, check out our four-part draft preview.   The National High...

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