Draft Day One Recap: What Needs to Happen to Justify These Pirates Picks?
Jun06

Draft Day One Recap: What Needs to Happen to Justify These Pirates Picks?

My initial reaction when the Pittsburgh Pirates made their first two picks in today’s draft was that the Pirates reached on both picks, and didn’t get the best value at their positions. The Pirates will say that they stuck to their draft board, and they will say that they trust their board over national pundits like Baseball America, MLB.com, and Keith Law. My reaction is still that they reached and didn’t get good...

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Pirates Draft Shortstop Cole Tucker With the 24th Overall Pick
Jun05

Pirates Draft Shortstop Cole Tucker With the 24th Overall Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates have taken shortstop Cole Tucker with the 24th pick in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft. The pick is a surprise, as Tucker wasn’t ranked highly in any of the rankings. He was the number 84 ranked prospect according to Baseball America. His highest ranking was 62nd overall by Keith Law. The move is a surprise, since there were a lot of talented, and high upside guys on the board. Jacob Gatewood and...

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Gregory Polanco Doesn’t Appear to be Coming Up on Friday
Jun05

Gregory Polanco Doesn’t Appear to be Coming Up on Friday

Yesterday, I reported that sources were telling me that Gregory Polanco would be called up to the Pirates on Friday, after joining the team today. My sources told me that Polanco would leave for Pittsburgh today, and would be activated for Friday’s game. Shortly after, Ken Rosenthal, Dan Zangrilli, and Chris Cotillo confirmed the report. It was after this happened that Pirates officials started calling around, texting, and...

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Get 24% Off the 2014 Prospect Guide and Other Pirates Prospects Gear
Jun05

Get 24% Off the 2014 Prospect Guide and Other Pirates Prospects Gear

The Pittsburgh Pirates pick 24th overall in today’s draft, which means it’s time for our annual draft sale in the Pirates Prospects store. Using the code “2014DRAFT”, you can get 24% off the 2014 Prospect Guide, as well as the same discount on Pirates Prospects shirts. The discount is unlimited, but doesn’t apply to clearance items, which are already discounted. Quantities are limited for both products....

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How to Follow the Draft On Pirates Prospects
Jun05

How to Follow the Draft On Pirates Prospects

The MLB draft has always been the biggest event on this site. The site always sees a big boost in readers during the draft, and many of you decide to stick around each year, growing the audience for the future. We thank you for that. As the site has grown, the coverage of the draft has also grown. So to help you out, here is a guide for how to follow the draft on Pirates Prospects, both on draft day and after the draft is over....

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First Pitch: Gregory Polanco, The Draft, and Starting Pitching
Jun05

First Pitch: Gregory Polanco, The Draft, and Starting Pitching

If you missed my report earlier today, sources told me that Gregory Polanco will be called up on Friday. The details of the report said that Polanco will leave Indianapolis tomorrow and be activated on Friday. After my report came out, Ken Rosenthal followed with the same report. Then Dan Zangrilli of 93.7 The Fan. Then Chris Cotillo, who broke every signing and transaction this off-season it seems, had the same information....

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