2011 West Virginia Power Preview: The Outfield

Yesterday I previewed the 2011 West Virginia Power infield, looking at players who could open the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ low-A affiliate, and looking at players who could make the jump from the lower levels later in the season.  Today we’ll look at the outfield, again looking at all of the possibile players who could play in West Virginia this season. The Top Prospects The biggest outfield prospect who will...

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Baseball America 2010 Draft Report Card

Baseball America released their draft report card (subscription required) today, detailing the early results of how the 2010 draft worked out for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  In summary: -A lot of focus was placed on Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie, for obvious reasons.  They were both mentioned in the best fastball department, with Taillon ranking first and Allie ranking second.  Taillon’s fastball was 93-97 MPH last season,...

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Pirates sign five draft picks

According to Guy Cipriano of the Centre Daily Times, the Pittsburgh Pirates have added five players from their 2010 draft class to the State College Spikes roster, which obviously means that those players have been signed.  The players are 20th round outfielder Justin Bencsko, 30th round catcher Matt Skirving, 32nd round third baseman Chase Lyles, 33rd round left handed pitcher Justin Ennis, and 34th round shortstop Kelson Brown....

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