Matt Purke Tracker

MATT PURKE SP, Texas Christian University Age: 20 Born: July 17, 1990 Height: 6′ 3″ Weight: 175 Bats: Left Throws: Left Class: Sophomore Level: NCAA Advisor: Peter Vescovo Links: All Matt Purke Posts SCOUTING REPORT Purke was selected by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2009 draft, but decided to go to college and re-enter the draft in 2011 as a draft eligible sophomore. The 6’ 3”, 180 pound left hander put up a...

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Baseball America 2011 Draft Chat

Baseball America held an early 2011 draft chat today, touching on a lot of topics pertaining to the top three players in the 2011 draft: Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole, and Matt Purke.  While the draft order is not settled yet, the Pittsburgh Pirates have pretty much locked up the number one pick.  The Pirates have a magic number of nine, which means that any combination of nine Pirates losses or Seattle Mariners wins will clinch the...

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Early 2011 Draft Preview

The 2010 draft signing period just passed a week ago, and we’ve yet to see top picks Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie throw a single pitch, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a look ahead to the 2011 version of the draft.  By early accounts, the 2011 draft is one of the most talented drafts in the last few years, especially at the top.  You’ve probably seen plenty of people tracking the reverse standings,...

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2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Preview

Check Back Later Today for the B.U.C.C.O. Fans.com 2009 MLB Draft Live Blog Nothing is more important to a baseball team’s success than the MLB Draft. Imagine how the 2008 Phillies would have been if they hadn’t drafted Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels, and Jimmy Rollins. Think about where the Brewers would be if they didn’t select Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, JJ Hardy, Yovani Gallardo, and Corey Hart. Even the...

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