2009 Draft Prospects Rundown: Elimination Style Part 2

Last week I cut a list of 15 draft prospects down to nine players. The college regular season is coming to a close, and the draft is a little over two weeks away. Therefore, it’s time to cut that list of nine draft prospects down to six. The end result of all of this will be to settle on the top three players for the Pirates to take at pick number four in the 2009 MLB draft (Stephen Strasburg is number one, but I’m not...

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2009 Draft Prospects Rundown: Elimination Style

Let’s play a little game. Personally I’m tired of talking about a few of the guys I’m tracking in the Draft Prospects Tracker. It’s not that they’re bad players. It’s not that they’re boring. It’s just that it’s a waste of time. There are certain players who would be a total waste with the fourth pick. Guys like Mike Leake and Rich Poythress have solid numbers, but they...

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Pirates Notebook: One big inning

Heading in to the bottom of the seventh inning tonight, it looked like a typical game for the Pirates. A decent start by Zach Duke, with one bad inning, mostly due to poor defense, and no offensive support to help him out. Then the Pirates offense broke out for a big inning. And they continued. And they continued some more. The Pirates sent 11 batters to the plate before seeing the first out. They managed ten runs in the bottom of the...

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Pirates Notebook: Crow and Scheppers start tomorrow

The Indy league regular season starts tomorrow, which should mark the debut of Aaron Crow and Tanner Scheppers, two prospects in the 2009 draft. I say debut meaning the regular season debut, as each player has pitched in Spring Training so far. Both players should hold interest with Bucco fans. Crow was one of the top pitching prospects in the draft last year, and is still a top pitching prospect this year. If he can prove that he...

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2009 Draft Prospects Rundown 5/10

The draft is less than a month away, and we’re starting to hear more certainty about how the first round is going to shape up. Not that this is a big surprise, but the Nationals are rumored to be a guarantee to take Stephen Strasburg. At number two there have been rumors that Seattle could then take Tanner Scheppers. We remember Scheppers as the second round pick we didn’t sign from last year’s draft. Despite the...

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