Pirates Mock Draft Trends: Zunino, Almora, or Dahl

Four mock drafts have been updated today, with Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, Jonathan Mayo, and Keith Law all weighing in for the final time. There has only been one trend in each mock draft: the top seven players will all be gone before the Pirates pick. Mark Appel, Byron Buxton, Kevin Gausman, Mike Zunino, Carlos Correa, Kyle Zimmer, and Albert Almora have been off the board in each mock draft when the Pirates pick eighth....

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Baseball Prospectus Mock Draft Has Zunino Falling

Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus has released another mock draft today, once again having Mike Zunino fall to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Max Fried jumped up in to the top seven picks, going to the Royals in this mock draft, which pushed Zunino down to the Pirates. Goldstein mentions that the link to Deven Marrero won’t go completely away, but that Zunino could suddenly fall surprisingly far in the draft. He also notes that...

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Draft Notes: Marrero, Zunino, DeCarlo

Some afternoon draft notes as I take a break from writing up my draft rankings article. Hat tip to Bucs Dugout and our own Matt Bandi for pointing out a few of these. **A few conflicting reports on Deven Marrero. Dejan Kovacevic mentions in his chat today that the Pirates will not take Marrero. Keith Law was asked about Dejan’s comment in his chat, and said this was incorrect. Law has been saying that Marrero isn’t a lock,...

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Pirates to Take a Hitter in the Draft?

Jim Callis has been busy on Twitter today with draft talk for all teams. When asked who he thinks the Pirates will take, he mentioned a hitter, and that he keeps hearing Deven Marrero, but that he could see Albert Almora or Mike Zunino. I think there’s a good chance Almora could be there, Marrero definitely would be there, and it would be a gift if Zunino somehow fell to eighth overall. On Marrero, Callis said he’d still...

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2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 2/27

The big news this past weekend was that top power hitting outfielder Victor Roache broke his wrist, and is likely out for the season. That will be a big blow to his draft status, since the majority of his value is based on his offense. There is no telling what kind of long term impact a wrist injury could have to Roache’s hitting. Fortunately there are still several strong prospects at the top. The players mentioned below are...

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