2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Recap

Links to Previous Draft Coverage: Day One: Pirates Draft Gerrit Cole Day Two: Pirates Make Another Big Splash in 2nd Round Day Three: Pirates Go Heavy on Bats 2011 Draft Pick Player Pages 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Signing Tracker Thanks to MLB’s misbegotten efforts to control draft bonuses, August 15 has become nearly as important an event as the draft itself. That’s the deadline for signing draft picks, with the exception of...

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2011 Draft Day Three: Pirates Go Heavy on Bats

On day two of the MLB draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates went heavy on prep players, taking high schoolers with 15 of their first 19 selections on the day.  15 of their 29 picks on the day were pitchers, 16 if you count Aaron Brown, who is a two way player that was selected as a right fielder. On day three, the Pirates did two things.  They went heavy on college players, and they went heavy on bats.  The Pirates took just two prep players...

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Rounds 31-35: Two Interesting Position Players

The players drafted in these rounds are either going to be organizational depth in the lower levels, or talented guys that are tough to sign.  That’s the case here, as the first three look like organizational guys.  That said, the final two picks of the round seem to be interesting prospects, with some good tools.  They also should be difficult to sign at this stage. Derek Trent, C, 31st Round Baseball America rated Trent as...

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