2009 Draft Prospects Rundown 4/15

This is a feature I’d like to do every week, ideally on Monday. It will basically be a rundown of all of the draft prospects I’m tracking in the Draft Prospects Tracker. I wanted to do this on Monday, but between getting taxes ready, getting the car inspected, and a killer headache that has lasted pretty much all week, I’ve held off on this first edition. That being said, let’s get to it… Dustin Ackley...

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2009 Pirates Draft Prospects Tracker

2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Preview The Draft Prospects Tracker was last updated on: 6/7/09 Draft Prospects Weekly Rundown: April 15thApril 23rdMay 10thMay 18th – Elimination Style Round OneMay 25th – Elimination Style Round TwoJune 1st – Final EliminationsDraft Prospect Finalist: Dustin AckleyDraft Prospect Finalist: Aaron CrowDraft Prospect Finalist: Jacob Turner VOTE for your ideal pick on the poll at the top...

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Who will be the next Pirates ace?

It’s no secret that the biggest need for the Pirates is pitching. Specifically, the Pirates need a true ace, something they haven’t had since Doug Drabek left the team. Paul Maholm currently is slotted as the Pirates’ number one pitcher, but as we’ve seen with previous success from guys like Ian Snell, Tom Gorzelanny, Zach Duke, Oliver Perez, Kip Wells…well, you get the picture…we can’t call...

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2009 Pirates Draft Prospects Preview

A year after taking Pedro Alvarez in the first round of the MLB draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates have another top selection in the 2009 MLB draft. The Pirates will have the fourth pick this year, which not only guarantees them a shot at another top talent like Alvarez, but pretty much guarantees them another encounter with Scott Boras. Boras represents seven potential first round clients, including several options that have been linked...

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