Jonathan Mayo’s Second Mock Draft, More Reese McGuire

With exactly one week to go until the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, we are getting the second mock drafts from the industry experts. Earlier today, we posted Keith Law’s picks for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Now we get the latest picks from Jonathan Mayo, which has the Pirates taking Reese McGuire in the ninth spot and Hunter Renfroe five picks later.  If you read the Law article from earlier, he also picked McGuire, but had the Pirates...

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New Scout.com Mock Draft Has Familiar Names For Pirates

Over at Scout.com, Kiley McDaniel has released his latest mock draft and he has the same two names going to the Pittsburgh Pirates, that we just heard a few days ago from the latest Baseball America mock draft. The link is well worth checking out, filled with great info on each player in the draft. With the #9 pick, McDaniel has the Pirates selecting High School catcher Reese McGuire. This pick wouldn’t be a surprise at all if...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Weekly Recap and Mock Drafts

This time of the year, the draft news comes rather quickly. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, it’s an exciting year because of the extra pick at the top of the first round. We are hearing about 10-15 names that they may pick from, though you never know who could sneak into that group that we have only mentioned here briefly in the past four months. What we do know is this, next Thursday the Pirates will make two of the top 14 picks in...

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First Pitch: Who Pirates Draft and Who Fans Want, Might Not Be The Same

Since taking over the draft coverage on the site this year, I have learned one thing that is pretty clear. Unless you’re picking at the top of the draft class, there is nothing close to a consensus. That is especially true with the Pittsburgh Pirates two first round picks this year. There wasn’t a consensus back in February and there certainly isn’t one now. Early in the season, we decided what players we should...

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Baseball America’s Second Mock Draft Has the Pirates Taking Hitters

In Baseball America’s first mock draft the Pittsburgh Pirates were projected to take Colin Moran and Sean Manaea. Today Jim Callis released his second mock draft at BA, and has two different names. With the number nine pick, Callis has the Pirates taking prep catcher Reese McGuire. Moran was the previous pick, but went fifth overall this time around. Callis notes that the best case for the Pirates would be landing McGuire and...

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