Draft Prospect Watch: Jake Stinnett Makes Huge Jump From Last Year
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Draft Prospect Watch: Jake Stinnett Makes Huge Jump From Last Year

After covering most of the top draft-eligible college starters on Friday night, we took a look at the best college hitters on Saturday and how they fared during the first two days of the weekend schedule. Today we check up on some former Pirates picks, plus add some high school news and notes. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th, just under eight weeks away. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the first round this year. They...

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Updates on the Pirates’ Unsigned Draft Picks

The 2011 MLB Draft Pick Signing deadline is Monday night at midnight, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates and every other team about three and a half days to get their remaining picks signed.  We probably won’t hear anything definite on first round pick Gerrit Cole and second round pick Josh Bell until close to the midnight deadline.  I think it’s almost a guarantee that Cole signs.  The question is, how much will he sign for?...

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Rounds 11-15: Pirates Load Up on Center Fielders

Three of the five picks for the Pittsburgh Pirates in rounds 11-15 were center fielders out of the prep ranks.  You might be wondering why they would draft this many players from one position.  Typically, center fielders out of high school project to be athletes.  Teams put their best athletes at either shortstop, center field, or if they can handle it, catcher.  The guys they took are also out of the prep ranks, so don’t expect...

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