The Year 1 A.T.

Much like a kid on Christmas Eve, Pirate draftophiles are anxiously awaiting Monday’s first round to see who the Pirates select first overall. That player will be scrutinized, dissected, and analyzed like a frog in 8th grade biology class. He will become the next great Pirate prospect. But have we forgotten that we are all living in the year 1 A.T. (After Taillon)?

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Pirates’ Draft Is An Impossible Situation

In less than three weeks, the Pittsburgh Pirates will make the important choice of who they want with the first overall pick in the MLB draft.  Normally, the number one pick is a gift for a team in need.  This time last year, if the Pirates had the number one overall pick, they’d be set to take one of the best young talents in the history of the draft: Bryce Harper.  If they had the pick two years ago, they would be in position...

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Should the Pirates Look Beyond Rendon and Cole?

There have been a lot of concerns brought up about Anthony Rendon this year.  The Rice third baseman – or should I say designated hitter, since he hasn’t played much third base this year – is hitting for a .350/.552/.552 line, with the main downside being a lack of power (4 homers in 143 at-bats). There have been a lot of issues surrounding Rendon.  He suffered major ankle injuries in back to back seasons heading in...

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Weekend Draft Prospects Preview: 4/29-5/1

Anthony Rendon and the Rice Owls are off this weekend, so it’s only Gerrit Cole in action.  Here are the weekend links: -Perfect Game has a scouting report on Cole. -Beyond the Box Score recaps the debate between Rendon and Cole for the number one overall pick. -Interesting comment via Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game, regarding Cole: Interesting comment from a coach. Quote “Our guys are much more scared of facing Trevor...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 4/26

Here is a recap of how each of the top 2011 draft prospects did this past week.  Click on their names to go to their tracker pages. ANTHONY RENDON Rendon had a big week this past week, going 5-for-14 with three doubles and a home run.  The home run came in the first game of a double header on Saturday, and was his first since March 6th against Baylor.  As usual, Rendon drew five walks in his four games. Rendon won’t be playing...

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