Draft Day One Recap: Pirates Go With High Upside Prep Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a theme on day one of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft: left-handed prep players. With their first pick, the Pirates took Austin Meadows, a left-handed hitting outfielder from Georgia. With their second pick in the first round, the Pirates took Reese McGuire, a left-handed hitting prep catcher from San Diego. Then in the second round the Pirates took Blake Taylor, a left-handed prep pitcher. With the...

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Pirates Draft Austin Meadows With the 9th Overall Pick

With the ninth pick in the 2013 MLB draft the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Austin Meadows. That’s a bit of a surprise since the Pirates have been linked to Reese McGuire, who was still on the board. McGuire is most likely going to be gone when the Pirates pick 14th overall. Meadows is a high upside outfield bat who is very athletic and has the range to stick in center. He’s got a smooth and easy swing, and Baseball America...

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Draft Rumor Roundup: Appel, Gray, Moran, Astros, Royals, Bickford

We will keep track of all of the draft rumors today in this post. In previous years it was easy to guess what the Pirates would do, since they were picking at the top. This year it’s up in the air, and the guys available to them will be largely influenced by the first eight picks in the draft. So we’ll focus on the rumors there, but also anything that comes up for the Pirates that isn’t “they’re looking...

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Averaging Out The Final Mock Draft Rankings

Now that we have the final mock drafts in from three of the leading experts, we can now take them all and figure out an average ranking. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been linked heavily to HS catcher Reese McGuire and Keith Law, Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis all believe that he will be the Pirates pick at that spot. That could change of course if a better name happens to fall, which we saw last year, or if a team ahead of the Pirates...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Three Hits For Renfroe, North Carolina Wins Crazy Game

Getting right down to the wire before the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft here, we had a few interesting games going on in college baseball Monday night. Pittsburgh Pirates fans have heard the name Hunter Renfroe very often recently, with many mock drafts listing him as their possible pick with the 14th overall selection. His Mississippi State team is still alive in the tournament, thanks to a 6-1 win over Central Arkansas. Renfroe had a nice...

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