Interview with Tony Sanchez

The Pittsburgh Pirates surprised everyone when they took Tony Sanchez with the fourth pick in the 2009 draft. Sanchez was the 32nd rated prospect according to Baseball America rankings, and the thought at the time was that the Pirates would be better served to select one of the top high school arms in the draft. They took Sanchez, he signed right away, and quickly started to silence his critics, going on to hit for a .316/.415/.581...

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Interview with Jeff Locke

Jeff Locke was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the second round of the 2006 MLB draft. From there he constantly moved up the Braves’ top prospect list, ranking #19 in 2007, #8 in 2008, and #7 coming in to the 2009 season, according to Baseball America. Locke has been the center of many trade rumors over the last year, whether it’s the reports that the Pirates wanted him in return for Jason Bay, or that San Diego wanted...

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Interview with Chase d’Arnaud

Chase d’Arnaud was drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, signed right away, and hit .286 in his first year at State College. This year he started the season in West Virginia, batting .291 with a .394 on-base percentage, before getting promoted to Lynchburg. Chase is currently hitting .271/.377/.444 in 133 at-bats at Lynchburg, with three homers and nine stolen bases. While at the Lynchburg...

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