Draft Updates: Best Tools, Pirates Narrowing Choices?

Yesterday, Baseball America released their top 200 prospects, naming Anthony Rendon the number one prospect in the draft.  Today there are two more big draft updates: -The first comes again from Baseball America.  They’ve released their “Best Tools” list, detailing the best tools in the draft, broken down by college and prep players.  Anthony Rendon was all over the college ranks.  In the college ranks, Baseball...

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Pirates’ Draft Is An Impossible Situation

In less than three weeks, the Pittsburgh Pirates will make the important choice of who they want with the first overall pick in the MLB draft.  Normally, the number one pick is a gift for a team in need.  This time last year, if the Pirates had the number one overall pick, they’d be set to take one of the best young talents in the history of the draft: Bryce Harper.  If they had the pick two years ago, they would be in position...

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Should the Pirates Look Beyond Rendon and Cole?

There have been a lot of concerns brought up about Anthony Rendon this year.  The Rice third baseman – or should I say designated hitter, since he hasn’t played much third base this year – is hitting for a .350/.552/.552 line, with the main downside being a lack of power (4 homers in 143 at-bats). There have been a lot of issues surrounding Rendon.  He suffered major ankle injuries in back to back seasons heading in...

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