Draft Prospect Watch: College World Series and Getting To Know Reese McGuire

While most of the players predicted to go near the top of this year’s draft class have already had their season end, there are a few players still in action as they try to help their team to the College World Series. With just six days until the MLB amateur draft begins, we take a look at those players and make mention of some draft notes below. Oklahoma’s Jonathan Gray threw a complete game over Coastal Carolina today,...

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Jonathan Mayo’s Second Mock Draft, More Reese McGuire

With exactly one week to go until the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, we are getting the second mock drafts from the industry experts. Earlier today, we posted Keith Law’s picks for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Now we get the latest picks from Jonathan Mayo, which has the Pirates taking Reese McGuire in the ninth spot and Hunter Renfroe five picks later.  If you read the Law article from earlier, he also picked McGuire, but had the Pirates...

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New Scout.com Mock Draft Has Familiar Names For Pirates

Over at Scout.com, Kiley McDaniel has released his latest mock draft and he has the same two names going to the Pittsburgh Pirates, that we just heard a few days ago from the latest Baseball America mock draft. The link is well worth checking out, filled with great info on each player in the draft. With the #9 pick, McDaniel has the Pirates selecting High School catcher Reese McGuire. This pick wouldn’t be a surprise at all if...

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Baseball America Unveils Top 500 Draft Prospects

With just nine days to go before the 2013 MLB Amateur draft begins, Baseball America has released their list of the top 500 draft prospects in this year’s class. This is the second time they have expanded their top prospect list recently, bringing it from 100, to 250 to it’s current point.  While they have expanded the list, the rankings for the two spots where the Pittsburgh Pirates pick have remained the same. Baseball...

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First Pitch: Who Pirates Draft and Who Fans Want, Might Not Be The Same

Since taking over the draft coverage on the site this year, I have learned one thing that is pretty clear. Unless you’re picking at the top of the draft class, there is nothing close to a consensus. That is especially true with the Pittsburgh Pirates two first round picks this year. There wasn’t a consensus back in February and there certainly isn’t one now. Early in the season, we decided what players we should...

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