Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #19 – Andrew Oliver

The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site. To recap the countdown so...

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The Updated 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made some big changes to their bullpen over the last few weeks. They traded Chris Resop, signed Jason Grilli, traded Joel Hanrahan, and acquired Mark Melancon in that same trade. Now that the Hanrahan trade is done, let’s take a look at the makeup of the new bullpen.   Guaranteed Contracts Jason Grilli, RHP - Grilli will make $2.25 M in 2013, along with a $500,000 signing bonus. He’s the...

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2009 Draft Prospects Rundown 4/23

Dustin Ackley and Rich Poythress are clearly the two best hitters in the Draft Prospects Tracker (and granted I’m only tracking three hitters, but these are two of the few college players considered good enough for a top pick). My feeling is that Ackley is a much better pick, not only due to his hitting and athleticism, but due to the fact that he can play at first base, or in the outfield. I also had concerns that Rich...

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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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