Baseball America Releases Pirates Draft Report Card
Oct22

Baseball America Releases Pirates Draft Report Card

Last week Baseball America released their draft ratings, and graded the Pirates 2013 draft as the best in baseball. Yesterday they released their Pirates draft report card, looking at the best players from this specific draft. I’ll let you check out the link above for the individual reports. Below is the rundown of each player, with some thoughts below. Best Pure Hitter: Austin Meadows (1st round) Best Power Hitter: JaCoby Jones...

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Pirates Graded With the Best 2013 Draft by Baseball America
Oct16

Pirates Graded With the Best 2013 Draft by Baseball America

Baseball America released their 2013 draft grades, and the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the list as having the best draft this year. These grades are extremely preliminary, as they only involve half a season of results, and ultimately a draft is graded based on how many major leaguers it produces. But for now it’s good to see the Pirates off to a hot start. Austin Meadows, taken ninth overall by the Pirates, was named the third...

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Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 75 Prospects
Sep29

Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 75 Prospects

John Sickels released his top 75 prospects for the end of the season, and had six Pirates on the list. Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Austin Meadows, Tyler Glasnow, Alen Hanson, and Reese McGuire all made the list, with several in the top 50. Jameson Taillon was the first prospect ranked, ending up 12th on the list. Taijuan Walker, Archie Bradley, and Noah Syndergaard ranked ahead of Taillon, making him the fourth pitcher on the...

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Austin Meadows is Baseball America’s Top GCL Prospect; Reese McGuire Third
Sep24

Austin Meadows is Baseball America’s Top GCL Prospect; Reese McGuire Third

Baseball America has started their league top 20 lists, and today was the first league they reviewed that involved the Pittsburgh Pirates. BA released their Gulf Coast League top 20 for the 2013 season, and two of the top prospects were first round picks Austin Meadows and Reese McGuire. In fact, they were two of the top prospects on the list. Meadows ranked first overall on the list, becoming the first Pirates prospect to rank at the...

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Prospect Watch: Indy Eliminated; Bell and Meadows Power Their Teams On
Sep06

Prospect Watch: Indy Eliminated; Bell and Meadows Power Their Teams On

Top Pitcher: Buddy Borden, Top Hitter: Austin Meadows, HR: Austin Meadows

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