2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 2/20

The first weekend of the 2012 NCAA Division I season is in the books, giving us our first look at some of the top 2012 draft prospects. A few of the top guys got off to great starts, with the top performer being Victor Roache. Roache went 4-for-10 at the plate in his opening weekend, homering twice. The outfielder hit a Division I leading 30 home runs in 2011, and started his 2012 season off on a similar note, hitting one home run...

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A Tale of Projectability

We often hear about “projectability” with young pitchers.  The idea is that a tall, skinny kid will add velocity to his frame as he fills out and matures.  Often it seems that every tall, skinny kid has projectability.  However, not every player with projectability will end up throwing in the upper 90s.  It’s for that reason that top high school draft picks like Tim Alderson never see a velocity increase, while an...

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