First Pitch: Thinking Back to Dylan Bundy

I happened to be thinking about Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy this afternoon at McKechnie Field. I was watching Nick Kingham long tossing from about 300 feet, throwing from the area between the mound and home plate all the way to the wall next to the 335 sign. I think about Bundy every time I see a Pirates pitching prospect long tossing from beyond 120 feet, and especially with extreme distances like Kingham today....

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2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Preview

2011 MLB Draft Coverage Links Anthony Rendon Tracker Gerrit Cole Tracker Danny Hultzen Tracker Interview with Anthony Rendon Anthony Rendon Video Recap Top Prep Players and Their Commitments Pittsburgh Pirates Mock Draft Roundup Poll: Who Would You Pick? Chat: Submit Your Questions Pirates Expected to Take Gerrit Cole Drafting For Need is a Mistake 2011 Draft Archives 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Preview A year ago at this time,...

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The Year 1 A.T.

Much like a kid on Christmas Eve, Pirate draftophiles are anxiously awaiting Monday’s first round to see who the Pirates select first overall. That player will be scrutinized, dissected, and analyzed like a frog in 8th grade biology class. He will become the next great Pirate prospect. But have we forgotten that we are all living in the year 1 A.T. (After Taillon)?

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Draft Updates: Best Tools, Pirates Narrowing Choices?

Yesterday, Baseball America released their top 200 prospects, naming Anthony Rendon the number one prospect in the draft.  Today there are two more big draft updates: -The first comes again from Baseball America.  They’ve released their “Best Tools” list, detailing the best tools in the draft, broken down by college and prep players.  Anthony Rendon was all over the college ranks.  In the college ranks, Baseball...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/24

Here is a recap of how each of the top 2011 draft prospects did this past week.  Click on their names to go to their tracker pages. ANTHONY RENDON Rendon went 5-for-15 this past week, walking four times.  His overall stats didn’t change much, as he is currently hitting for a .323/.526/.516 line in 186 at-bats.  On the season he has walked 76 times, which is 11 more than last season, all in 29 fewer plate appearances. The regular...

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