All posts tagged "Gerrit Cole"

  • 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...

  • 2011 Draft
    Where Do the New Picks Rank in the System?

    Where would the new draft picks rank in the system? The Pittsburgh Pirates have yet to sign a draft pick, and no individual signing is guaranteed.  That's not stopping us from projecting where the 2011 draft picks would rank with the current top ten prospects.  Each Pirates Prospects writer got together a...

  • 2011 Draft
    2011 Draft Day Two Preview: Two Top Players Fall to Pirates

    What a crazy day one for the draft.  Last year, if you would have told anyone that the Pittsburgh Pirates would have picked Gerrit Cole over Anthony Rendon, they probably would have flipped out.  If you would have told Nationals fans that they'd end up with Baseball America's top ranked prospect for...

  • 2011 Draft
    Pirates Draft Gerrit Cole

    The Pirates have selected Cole with the first overall pick. The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected right handed pitcher Gerrit Cole with the first overall pick in the 2011 draft.  The move was not unexpected.  Word broke over the weekend that Cole would be the pick, and today it was all but confirmed...

  • 2011 Draft
    The Worst Move in the World

    Cole might not be the favorite among Pirates fans, but he's deserving of the number one pick. For the longest time it seemed like we wouldn't know who the Pittsburgh Pirates would be selecting with the first overall pick in the draft until the pick was actually announced.  We had narrowed down...

  • 2011 Draft
    Mayo: Pirates Will Take Gerrit Cole

    Jonathan Mayo reports that the Pirates will take Cole. On Saturday, Dejan Kovacevic first reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates would be taking UCLA right handed pitcher Gerrit Cole with the first pick in the 2011 MLB draft.  With the draft being held at 7:00 PM this evening, Jonathan Mayo reports the same...

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