2009 Draft Prospects Rundown: Elimination Style

Let’s play a little game. Personally I’m tired of talking about a few of the guys I’m tracking in the Draft Prospects Tracker. It’s not that they’re bad players. It’s not that they’re boring. It’s just that it’s a waste of time. There are certain players who would be a total waste with the fourth pick. Guys like Mike Leake and Rich Poythress have solid numbers, but they...

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Pirates Notebook: Brandon Moss, The Draft, and Twitter

There’s no questioning the fact that Brandon Moss had a horrible start to the season. His .203 average in 59 April at bats, with no homers during that stretch, really hurt the Pirates. I wrote at the end of April about how Moss is much better after April in his minor league career, suggesting we might have another Adam LaRoche situation on our hands. His play in the last week might be proving that to be true. Moss now has a hit...

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Pirates Notebook: Crow and Scheppers start tomorrow

The Indy league regular season starts tomorrow, which should mark the debut of Aaron Crow and Tanner Scheppers, two prospects in the 2009 draft. I say debut meaning the regular season debut, as each player has pitched in Spring Training so far. Both players should hold interest with Bucco fans. Crow was one of the top pitching prospects in the draft last year, and is still a top pitching prospect this year. If he can prove that he...

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2009 Draft Prospects Rundown 5/10

The draft is less than a month away, and we’re starting to hear more certainty about how the first round is going to shape up. Not that this is a big surprise, but the Nationals are rumored to be a guarantee to take Stephen Strasburg. At number two there have been rumors that Seattle could then take Tanner Scheppers. We remember Scheppers as the second round pick we didn’t sign from last year’s draft. Despite the...

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Pirates Notebook: A New Site

Some brief updates on the site below, but first I wanted to talk about my new blog. As most of you know, I used to be a writer/analyst with AccuScore.com until recently. Before working with AccuScore I wrote about fantasy sports for the fun of it. I’m pursuing a different direction career-wise now, but I decided to go back to writing about fantasy sports for the fun of it. My new site is called Roto Aces, and deals specifically...

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