Pirates Notebook: Drafting for signability to get Sano?

A lot of rumors have come about lately, mostly from ESPN’s Keith Law, stating that the Pirates are looking to take a high school player like 3B Bobby Borchering, C/3B Wil Myers, or RHP Matt Hobgood with their first pick. These players would provide a signability advantage, with the possibility of working out pre-draft deals. The idea would be to free up money for top Dominican prospect, Miguel Angel Sano. In Law’s latest...

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2009 Draft Prospects Rundown: Elimination Style Part 2

Last week I cut a list of 15 draft prospects down to nine players. The college regular season is coming to a close, and the draft is a little over two weeks away. Therefore, it’s time to cut that list of nine draft prospects down to six. The end result of all of this will be to settle on the top three players for the Pirates to take at pick number four in the 2009 MLB draft (Stephen Strasburg is number one, but I’m not...

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Pirates Notebook: The Dominican Debate

Dejan Kovacevic of the PPG wrote last week about top Dominican prospect Miguel Angel Sano, who I like to call Hanley Pujols, and the Pirates currently positioned on the inside track for signing him. The only problem would be the money: a bonus expected to be around $4 M. Is that really a problem though? There is the risk involved. Sano is 16. You could look at that two ways. You could say that it’s hard to project the future of...

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2009 Draft Prospects Rundown: Elimination Style

Let’s play a little game. Personally I’m tired of talking about a few of the guys I’m tracking in the Draft Prospects Tracker. It’s not that they’re bad players. It’s not that they’re boring. It’s just that it’s a waste of time. There are certain players who would be a total waste with the fourth pick. Guys like Mike Leake and Rich Poythress have solid numbers, but they...

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Pirates Notebook: Brandon Moss, The Draft, and Twitter

There’s no questioning the fact that Brandon Moss had a horrible start to the season. His .203 average in 59 April at bats, with no homers during that stretch, really hurt the Pirates. I wrote at the end of April about how Moss is much better after April in his minor league career, suggesting we might have another Adam LaRoche situation on our hands. His play in the last week might be proving that to be true. Moss now has a hit...

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