All posts tagged "Gerrit Cole"

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    The Odds of a Super Rotation in Pittsburgh

    In the last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates have added four pitchers with top of the rotation stuff.  On August 16th, 2010, they signed their top two picks from the 2010 draft, adding Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie to the mix.  A few days later, they signed top Mexican pitching prospect Luis Heredia....

  • 2011 Draft
    Who Wants To Be A $1.2 Millionaire?

    Cole and Bell are set for life even if they never make the major leagues, but what about someone like Clay Holmes, the Pirates' 9th round pick that signed for $1.2M?

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    After the Draft: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

    Last night the Pittsburgh Pirates made two big splashes, adding right handed pitcher Gerrit Cole and outfielder Josh Bell to the system before the draft signing deadline.  The addition of Cole was expected, although many felt that Bell was an impossible sign.  I already have talked about how the additions could possibly...

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    Do the Pirates Have a Top Farm System?

    With the Pittsburgh Pirates signing Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell last night, the question has to be asked: where does the farm system rank in all of baseball?  I follow prospects throughout the game, and I see plenty of them when I’m on the road, but I can’t say I follow other...

  • 2011 Draft
    2011 Draft Recap: Don’t Draft Me

    Dear (Insert MLB Team Here), With the 2012 draft less than ten months away, I am contacting you in advance to announce my intentions to attend college.  I do not intend to sign if I am drafted by the (Team Nickname).  I am going to honor my commitment to attend school.  I...

  • 2011 Draft
    Minor League Contract FAQs

    With Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell both receiving minor league contracts from the Pittsburgh Pirates, I figured this would be a perfect time to dust off the old “What’s the difference between a minor league contract and a major league contract” post. NOTE: All examples use Gerrit Cole, but they all apply...

  • 2011 Draft
    Pirates Sign Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell

    Photo Courtesy of UCLA Athletics The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first overall pick Gerrit Cole, and second round pick Josh Bell, according to Jon Heyman (Cole, Bell). Cole will get $8 M, and it's a minor league deal, per Dejan Kovacevic.  The bonus is the highest in draft history, topping the $7.5...

  • 2011 Draft
    2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Signing Deadline Preview

    All is quiet with one day remaining to sign players from the 2011 draft.  Some may view that as a bad sign.  I happen to think it’s a good sign. Last year the Pittsburgh Pirates signed three players the day of the deadline.  They signed shortstop Drew Maggi, who had been close...

  • 2011 Draft
    Gerrit Cole Wants Strasburg Money

    You had to know this was coming.  According to Jon Heyman, top overall pick Gerrit Cole wants something close to Stephen Strasburg’s record setting $15.067 M contract.  The contract for Strasburg was a major league deal, with a $7.5 M bonus, and the rest paid between 2009 and 2012. This isn’t unusual....

  • 2011 Draft
    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 August 15th will be just as important as the draft, to see...

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