Draft Rumor Roundup: Appel, Gray, Moran, Astros, Royals, Bickford

We will keep track of all of the draft rumors today in this post. In previous years it was easy to guess what the Pirates would do, since they were picking at the top. This year it’s up in the air, and the guys available to them will be largely influenced by the first eight picks in the draft. So we’ll focus on the rumors there, but also anything that comes up for the Pirates that isn’t “they’re looking...

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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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Draft Prospect Watch: Tournament Time As Draft Gets Closer

The 2013 MLB draft is right around the corner, with the first day of the draft starting two weeks from today. Tonight was a big day in college baseball for many teams, the start of their conference tournaments. With the Pittsburgh Pirates choosing #9 and #14 in the first round, this may be their last chance to see some of these players they are considering with those top pick and each of the 39 picks that follow. For now, we...

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Draft Prospects: Averaging Out The Expert’s Mock Drafts

A few days ago, John Sickels released his latest mock draft which we wrote about here. This is the fourth mock draft from industry experts that we talked about over the last week. There were also mock drafts from Baseball America, Keith Law and Jonathan Mayo. With these four all coming out around the same time, instead of relying on one to be the most accurate, we take a look at the average rankings between the four to see how the...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Gray And Appel Struggling Recently

The 14th weekend of college kicked of last night for some teams, while others began their weekend on Friday. For most teams, this is the last weekend of their regular season and they start conference tournament play next week. Check out the schedule for this weekend here. Check out the draft preview posted here and the recap of the 13th week’s action here. Just a reminder, the Pirates pick #9 and #14 in this year’s June...

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