Draft Day Two Preview: Any Reason to Create Extra Slot Money?

Today is day two of the 2013 MLB draft. Day two consists of rounds three through ten. Last year the Pirates went with the best available players through the fifth round of the draft, then turned to signability picks in the 6-10 rounds to create money for Mark Appel. They ended up using that money on 16th-18th round picks Max Moroff, Hayden Hurst, and John Kuchno. This year there isn’t any reason to create slot space…yet....

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Draft Prospect Watch: Former Pirates Picks and Where They Could Go

Yesterday, we posted the Pirates Podcast interview with Jim Callis from Baseball America. He discussed some of the former Pittsburgh Pirates draft picks that didn’t sign and will be eligible to be drafted again this year. There are some pretty big names on that list that should all go in the top ten rounds. Among them are a handful of pitchers from 2010, Jason Hursh, Austin Kubitza, Dame Kime and Kent Emanuel. There is also...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Could Pirates Take Ryne Stanek?

We are now just four days away from the draft, as college teams wrap up their weekend of tournament play. The Pittsburgh Pirates have two high draft picks this Thursday night, so we take a look at some of the players they might consider, as well as notes on a former Pirates draft pick, along with some draft notes below. From Saturday night, Ryne Stanek and Arkansas, defeated Wichita State by a 3-1 score. He threw 7.1 innings, giving...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Draft Notes And Former Pirates Picks

Conference tournaments wrap up today in college, as teams try to secure a spot to the NCAA World Series. For some players on our draft watchlist, their season has come to a close already. For others, they are just beginning the most important games of their year. Not a ton of games on the schedule today, with just 11 more days before the draft takes place. We take a look at the college hitters still playing today and some former...

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Draft Prospect Watch: High School Notes, Former Picks And Second Round Possibilities

The 14th weekend of college wrapped up with a light schedule on Sunday, so today we take a look at some of the college pitchers rated just below the top group. We also check out how some former Pirates draft picks are doing, as well as a few notes on some of the better HS players in this draft. For most teams, this is the last weekend of their regular season and they start conference tournament play next week. Check out the draft...

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