Draft Day Two Preview: Any Reason to Create Extra Slot Money?

Today is day two of the 2013 MLB draft. Day two consists of rounds three through ten. Last year the Pirates went with the best available players through the fifth round of the draft, then turned to signability picks in the 6-10 rounds to create money for Mark Appel. They ended up using that money on 16th-18th round picks Max Moroff, Hayden Hurst, and John Kuchno. This year there isn’t any reason to create slot space…yet....

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Draft Prospect Watch: Former Pirates Picks and Where They Could Go

Yesterday, we posted the Pirates Podcast interview with Jim Callis from Baseball America. He discussed some of the former Pittsburgh Pirates draft picks that didn’t sign and will be eligible to be drafted again this year. There are some pretty big names on that list that should all go in the top ten rounds. Among them are a handful of pitchers from 2010, Jason Hursh, Austin Kubitza, Dame Kime and Kent Emanuel. There is also...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Three Hits For Renfroe, North Carolina Wins Crazy Game

Getting right down to the wire before the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft here, we had a few interesting games going on in college baseball Monday night. Pittsburgh Pirates fans have heard the name Hunter Renfroe very often recently, with many mock drafts listing him as their possible pick with the 14th overall selection. His Mississippi State team is still alive in the tournament, thanks to a 6-1 win over Central Arkansas. Renfroe had a nice...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Peterson’s Season Is Done, Moran and Renfroe Continue On

Sixteen teams saw their season end tonight in college baseball, as the MLB Amateur draft is less than a week away. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 9th and 14th picks this upcoming Thursday and we saw the season end for one of the players who has been mentioned often as a possible target for them in the first round. Below we take a look at some of the best college bats and pitchers still playing, along with updates on a couple former...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Bryant And Moran Homer, New Third Baseman To Watch

The 13th weekend of college baseball kicked off today and it’s Friday night, which means some of the best pitchers in this draft class were on the mound tonight.  These players, and many others, have less than a month to impress scouts in advance of the draft. Check out the schedule for this weekend here. Check out the draft preview posted here and the recap of the 12th week’s action here. Just a reminder, the Pirates pick...

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