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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Where Do the New 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 mid-season list, and figured out where the new picks would fit in.  Obviously this is on a “if they all sign, this is where we’d rank them” hypothetical...

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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 the third year in a row, they too, would have flipped out, but in a good way. Rendon’s slide to sixth overall really...

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Pirates Draft Gerrit Cole

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 that the Pirates would be taking the UCLA right hander. The selection of Cole is bound to draw some controversy.  In a poll ran on the site last night, 54.5% of voters said they would have selected...

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The Worst Move in the World

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 the field to top college players Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole, and Danny Hultzen, but no news was coming out that the Pirates had settled on one player.  Over the weekend we heard that the Pirates were set to take Cole, and today...

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