The Chances For Each Player Being Available When the Pirates Draft

With all the recent mock drafts coming out and industry experts putting their inside information together, we have a pretty good idea how the top of the first round will play out. We know a list of 15 players who keep getting mentioned for the top 14 picks, two of which will be selections by the Pittsburgh Pirates this upcoming Thursday. There are also a couple wildcards that could sneak into this group. What we will do here is take...

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Draft Prospect Watch: College World Series and Getting To Know Reese McGuire

While most of the players predicted to go near the top of this year’s draft class have already had their season end, there are a few players still in action as they try to help their team to the College World Series. With just six days until the MLB amateur draft begins, we take a look at those players and make mention of some draft notes below. Oklahoma’s Jonathan Gray threw a complete game over Coastal Carolina today,...

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Jonathan Mayo’s Second Mock Draft, More Reese McGuire

With exactly one week to go until the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, we are getting the second mock drafts from the industry experts. Earlier today, we posted Keith Law’s picks for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Now we get the latest picks from Jonathan Mayo, which has the Pirates taking Reese McGuire in the ninth spot and Hunter Renfroe five picks later.  If you read the Law article from earlier, he also picked McGuire, but had the Pirates...

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Latest Keith Law Mock Draft Has The Usual Names For Pirates, Surprise At The Top

Keith Law has posted his second mock draft(subscription required) this morning and he has two names going to the Pittsburgh Pirates that we have heard often.  With the #9 pick, he has High School catcher, Reese McGuire. At #14, he has the Pirates taking New Mexico first baseman DJ Peterson.  There has been a lot of talk with Peterson possibly going anywhere from sixth overall, to going to the Pirates with their second pick, so there...

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First Pitch: Who Pirates Draft and Who Fans Want, Might Not Be The Same

Since taking over the draft coverage on the site this year, I have learned one thing that is pretty clear. Unless you’re picking at the top of the draft class, there is nothing close to a consensus. That is especially true with the Pittsburgh Pirates two first round picks this year. There wasn’t a consensus back in February and there certainly isn’t one now. Early in the season, we decided what players we should...

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