2010 Draft Prospects Rundown 3/1

This past weekend saw Bryce Harper out of action due to no games on the schedule, Anthony Ranaudo out of action due to an injury, and alternate options for the Pirates’ number two selection in the draft in action, with Drew Pomeranz being the player of the week from the remaining players I’m tracking.  Here is a recap of how each player did this weekend.  You can click on their name to go to their draft tracker....

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The Risk of Taking a Pitcher in the First Round

Earlier this week, Kipper at The Pirates Tavern forum sent me a post he did looking back at recent draft history, focusing on players taken in the top five picks from 1999-2005.  What he found was that hitters have been the safer picks, and that the failure rate amongst pitchers in the top five picks has been very apparent.  I appreciate the work and the effort Kipper put in, and he reaches a conclusion that is similar to a theory...

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Bryce Brentz Tracker

BRYCE BRENTZ OF/P, Middle Tennessee State Age: 21Born: December 30, 1988Height: 6′ 0″Weight: 185Bats: RightThrows: Right Class: Junior Level: NCAA Division I Advisor: N/A Links:All Bryce Brentz Posts SCOUTING REPORT Bryce Brentz has been getting a lot of recognition as a first round talent, especially after hitting an NCAA division I leading .465 average in 2009, along with 28 homers, which tied...

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