Updates on Nick Kingham and Chris Kirsch

Two updates from the 2010 draft class… -Baseball Beginnings did an interview with Nick Kingham, the fourth round pick for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year.  In response to whether he will fit with the Pirates, Kingham said “I don’t know yet. I think I have a pretty good set-up in either case”, obviously referring to his commitment to Oregon as the other case. -One player that does look to be close to signing is 13th...

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A Draft That Could Change a Franchise

If there’s one thing that I’m certain about, it’s that Neal Huntington and the Pirates’ management group know how to draft. In 2008 they landed Pedro Alvarez, which was a no-brainer decision, although we’ve seen those types of no-brainer decisions get passed up in previous years, so Alvarez was a refreshing change.  In 2009 they took an innovative approach, going against the consensus scouting...

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