Draft Prospect Watch: Judge Starting To Impress

The fourth weekend of college baseball wraps up today. The top two third baseman have shown power and for one, it was a continuation of his home run barrage from last week. Check out the draft preview posted here and the recap of the third week’s action here. Just a reminder, the Pirates pick #9 and #14 in this year’s June amateur draft, so for the duration of the college season, leading up to draft day, we are following...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Some Hitting By the Top Third Base Prospects

Third baseman Colin Moran had a good game today, as North Carolina rolled over Seton Hall by a 17-2 score. Moran went 2-for-5, with three runs scored, two RBIs and a walk. His big hit was a two-run single in the fifth inning. Yesterday’s North Carolina game was rained out. Moran went 0-for-3 in the opener.  The other top third baseman in the draft, Kris Bryant, went 1-for-3, with two walks and two strikeouts during San...

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Updates on the Pirates’ Unsigned Draft Picks

The 2011 MLB Draft Pick Signing deadline is Monday night at midnight, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates and every other team about three and a half days to get their remaining picks signed.  We probably won’t hear anything definite on first round pick Gerrit Cole and second round pick Josh Bell until close to the midnight deadline.  I think it’s almost a guarantee that Cole signs.  The question is, how much will he sign for?...

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Pirates Coming on Strong for 17th Round Pick

Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game had the following update about 2011 17th round pick Aaron Brown: Also heard just now that #Pirates 17th-rd pick OF Aaron Brown may or may not head to #Pepperdine. #Pittsburgh coming on strong. #mlbdraft Brown was the 149th ranked prospect in the draft, according to Baseball America, listed as a two way player: a left handed pitcher and an outfielder.  The Pirates drafted him as a right fielder, which...

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2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Recap

Links to Previous Draft Coverage: Day One: Pirates Draft Gerrit Cole Day Two: Pirates Make Another Big Splash in 2nd Round Day Three: Pirates Go Heavy on Bats 2011 Draft Pick Player Pages 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Signing Tracker Thanks to MLB’s misbegotten efforts to control draft bonuses, August 15 has become nearly as important an event as the draft itself. That’s the deadline for signing draft picks, with the exception of...

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