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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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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