2013 GCL Pirates Season Preview
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2013 GCL Pirates Season Preview

The GCL Pirates started their 2013 season today, losing 6-4 to the GCL Yankees. In the past we’ve had limited reports on the GCL guys. Most of those reports have come from pre-draft or pre-international signing talks, analyzing stats, or just the limited times we’ve seen the teams. In the past few years Wilbur Miller has seen the GCL team during the season a few times, and I’ve seen them for a few games, but the...

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Draft Signing Notes: Landecker, Topa, Arbet

Yesterday I mentioned that five draft picks will be going to Bradenton this week to sign deals with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today I learned that about a dozen players have already agreed to sign, with most officially signing tomorrow. Here are a few more names who will be joining the list. **17th round pick Justin Topa will be signing tomorrow. Topa is a college senior from Long Island University. He’s a right-hander who throws...

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Draft Signing Rumors: Reese McGuire, Taylor, Kuhl, Carle And More

With the MLB draft in the books after three long days, the Pittsburgh Pirates will now get some of these players into camp immediately. It usually starts with the obvious ones, the college seniors that have no more eligibility. The Pirates will hold a mini-camp early next week at their facility in Bradenton for drafted players, where they will sign their contracts and get acclimated to the system before being assigned to a team. Here...

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Rounds 21-25: Finding the Next Phil Irwin

Just before the 24th round I was thinking about Phil Irwin. Back in 2009, Irwin was taken in the 21st round out of Mississippi. At the time he looked like he had some promise. In fact, this was my recap of the pick: I really like the pick of Irwin, which gives us two of Mississippi’s top three starters this year (maybe we can get the top guy next year, Drew Pomeranz, who is a 6’5″, 231 pound lefty that posted a 124:37 K/BB ratio in...

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