2009 Draft Prospects Rundown 4/23

Dustin Ackley and Rich Poythress are clearly the two best hitters in the Draft Prospects Tracker (and granted I’m only tracking three hitters, but these are two of the few college players considered good enough for a top pick). My feeling is that Ackley is a much better pick, not only due to his hitting and athleticism, but due to the fact that he can play at first base, or in the outfield. I also had concerns that Rich...

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Pirates Game 14 Recap: Karstens rebounds

Another game, and another quality start from the Pirates rotation. This time it was Jeff Karstens, who bombed in his last outing by allowing three runs in four innings, with five walks. Karstens rebounded with a great performance, allowing three hits and one run in six innings, with three strikeouts and two walks. Tyler Yates pitched a scoreless seventh inning, but allowed a leadoff homer in the eighth. John Grabow came on to close...

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Just got back from the Pirates game

The last time I went to a Pirates game, it was August 25th, 2006, and I proposed to my wife. That sentence gives you an idea of her answer…but then again, how could she say no? After flashing the proposal on the scoreboard, and giving her the ring in front of a sold out crowd (it was a fireworks night, which explains the crowd in late August), the Pirates mascot (not the parrot) brought a basket full of cracker jacks and cotton...

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2009 Draft Prospects Rundown 4/15

This is a feature I’d like to do every week, ideally on Monday. It will basically be a rundown of all of the draft prospects I’m tracking in the Draft Prospects Tracker. I wanted to do this on Monday, but between getting taxes ready, getting the car inspected, and a killer headache that has lasted pretty much all week, I’ve held off on this first edition. That being said, let’s get to it… Dustin Ackley...

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2009 Pirates Draft Prospects Tracker

2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Preview The Draft Prospects Tracker was last updated on: 6/7/09 Draft Prospects Weekly Rundown: April 15thApril 23rdMay 10thMay 18th – Elimination Style Round OneMay 25th – Elimination Style Round TwoJune 1st – Final EliminationsDraft Prospect Finalist: Dustin AckleyDraft Prospect Finalist: Aaron CrowDraft Prospect Finalist: Jacob Turner VOTE for your ideal pick on the poll at the top...

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