Draft Prospect Watch: Derek Fisher Homers In Second Game Back
Apr23

Draft Prospect Watch: Derek Fisher Homers In Second Game Back

Some mid-week draft news and notes. Baseball America has two draft features from this week that are worth checking out, plus a couple other links of note. Below that, you will find some college recaps from the first two days this week. First up is their draft podcast with John Manuel and Clint Longenecker. If you have the time to listen to it, you should. They have great info on the prep pitchers that are establishing themselves as...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Familiar Name Moving Up Draft Ranks
Mar16

Draft Prospect Watch: Familiar Name Moving Up Draft Ranks

After a busy Friday night that saw some great pitching match-ups, we took a look at the top college hitters on Saturday and how they have fared through the first two days of the weekend. Today we wrap-up the weekend and take a look at the progress of some former Pirates picks, including one that may be working himself into the first round. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the first round...

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Updates on the Pirates’ Unsigned Draft Picks

The 2011 MLB Draft Pick Signing deadline is Monday night at midnight, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates and every other team about three and a half days to get their remaining picks signed.  We probably won’t hear anything definite on first round pick Gerrit Cole and second round pick Josh Bell until close to the midnight deadline.  I think it’s almost a guarantee that Cole signs.  The question is, how much will he sign for?...

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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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Rounds 16-20: Pirates Grab Aaron Brown

The Pittsburgh Pirates added a little bit of variety in the 16-20 rounds.  They took a college pitcher, their first since taking Gerrit Cole in the first round.  They also drafted a prep shortstop.  The highlight of this group of rounds was 17th round pick Aaron Brown, a two way player who ranks as the 149th best prospect in Baseball America’s rankings.  Brown is a left handed pitcher and an outfielder, but the Pirates drafted...

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