Draft Prospect Watch: Max Pentecost and J.D. Davis Homer
Feb23

Draft Prospect Watch: Max Pentecost and J.D. Davis Homer

Wrapping up the college weekend after busy nights for top line starters on Friday and the best bats on Saturday. Sunday saw an intriguing match-up that included four of the best draft eligible bats this year. We will also take a look at the progress of some of the former Pirates draft picks that didn’t sign. The Pittsburgh Pirates pick 24th overall in the first round this year and the first day of the draft is June 5th. For a...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Turner and Rodon Make Debuts
Feb16

Draft Prospect Watch: Turner and Rodon Make Debuts

The first weekend of the college baseball season wrapped up on Sunday with the best pitcher in the country struggling a bit in his debut. Throughout the season, leading up to the 2014 amateur draft on June 5th, we will cover the players that fall into the Pittsburgh Pirates range when they make their first round selection with the 25th overall pick. You can find our four-part preview of the draft here.  Yesterday, we recapped the...

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Draft Day Three Recap: Prep Players, Pittsburgh Kids, and Tommy John

The 2012 Major League Baseball Draft concluded today with rounds 16-40. Day one is the best chance to see a potential star being drafted, with a lot of top talent going in the first and compensation rounds. You see some interesting players taken on day two, and some of those guys could go on to be impact players, or just starters in the majors. Things are different on day three, especially now that spending has been restricted. Day...

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Rounds 26-30: Pirates Take A Potential Late Inning Reliever

When you get to this point in the draft, you’re looking for one of three things. Good tools, good stats, or a good name. The Pirates got that last part covered when they took Jake Post in the 29th round. They got the guy with good tools in the 27th round, taking Jake Johansen. However, Johansen didn’t come with the stats. The Dallas Baptist right hander is a familiar story: great stuff, no control. He’s 6′...

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