Pirates Videos, 2010 Draft Prospects, Willy Garcia, Player Pages

A few notes before I call it a night: -Jennifer Langosch has some YouTube videos up of the Pirates’ Spring Training workouts, along with some information, including a tour of the DR facility.  Good stuff there, so check it out. -Bryce Harper went 1 for 3 tonight.  Southern Nevada has three more games of tournament play this weekend before taking a short break.  They return March 5th for the conference games, which...

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Spring Training Begins

Pitchers and catchers officially reported today, and we already have some updates from this morning. -The official Pirates Twitter account reports that Akinori Iwamura has arrived at Pirate City. -Rob Biertempfel reports that Jose Tabata didn’t have any visa issues, and is already in camp. -Biertempfel also reported that Neil Walker caught Zach Duke’s quick session this morning.  Biertempfel mentioned in his post at...

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Christian Colon Tracker

CHRISTIAN COLON SS, Cal State Fullerton Age: 21Born: May 14, 1989Height: 6′ 0″Weight: 180Bats: RightThrows: Right Class: Junior Level: NCAA Division I Advisor: Scott Boras Links:The Battle for Number TwoAll Christian Colon Posts SCOUTING REPORT Baseball America considers Colon the best pure hitter in the college draft class, and lists him as the number two position player behind Bryce Harper in...

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Baseball America 2010 Draft Preview

Baseball America has released their pre-season college top 100 rankings, along with some other draft content to follow.  That other content includes an article on why Bryce Harper is no lock to go number one in 2010, and the top 50 college draft prospects by class.  They also have a top 32 rankings, which includes high school players.  All four articles are subscription articles, and I highly recommend a subscription to...

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Notes: Takahashi, 2010 Draft, Player Pages, Best Pittsburgh Blog

A few notes for the afternoon, some of them are to play catchup on some recent news: -There’s been a lot of talk about Japanese left hander Hisanori Takahashi and his chances of landing with the Pirates.  Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker mentions the Pirates as an option that has emerged, mentioning that Takahashi prefers the West Coast, but also wants a Major League deal and a chance to start.  Jon Heyman of SI tweeted...

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