Mayo: Pirates Will Take Gerrit 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 thing, that the Pirates will select Cole with the first overall pick.  Mayo also details the concerns surrounding Cole, noting that his big issue is a mechanical flaw with his delivery,...

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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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DK: Pirates Will Take Gerrit Cole

Earlier tonight I posted a roundup of the mock drafts that have been released in the last day, noting that Gerrit Cole was the projected pick for the Pittsburgh Pirates in three of the four drafts.  Since then, Dejan Kovacevic reports that he is hearing that the Pirates will take Cole with the first overall pick on Monday. The mock drafts all mentioned that the Pirates hadn’t finalized their decision yet, although DK would most...

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Gerrit Cole Struggles in Last Outing Before Draft

Turn back the clock almost four months to February 18th, the start of the college baseball season.  Gerrit Cole went up against the University of San Francisco, at home, to kick of the season for UCLA.  Cole was dominant, pitching a complete game shutout, allowing four hits, one walk, and striking out 11.  Best of all, he only needed 104 pitches to do all of that.  If there is a Gerrit Cole bandwagon, that outing might have signaled...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mock Draft Roundup and Analysis

The 2011 MLB draft is only three days away, which means we’re getting plenty of mock drafts with anticipation about how the draft will play out.  Normally we’d at least have a good idea about who the number one pick would be, although with the uncertainty surrounding this draft, the field is wide open.  Let’s take a look at the recent mock drafts to see who is predicted as the Pirates’ first overall pick on...

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