All posts tagged "MLB draft"

  • 2015 Draft
    Where the Pirates Pick and What They Might Have Available to Spend in the 2015 MLB Draft

    Late last night, Chris Cotillo reported that the San Diego Padres had agreed to a four-year deal...

  • 2015 Draft
    MLB Discussing the Possibility of Moving the Draft to July 1st in the Future

    Peter Gammons had some interesting information on the future of the MLB draft today, saying that MLB...

  • 2014 Draft
    Cole Tucker Calls Signing with Pirates “Surreal”

    "I feel like if I want to be a major leaguer, I have to improve in every...

  • Free Articles
    Reese McGuire Decides To Go Pro

    Reese McGuire is fully committed to the Pirates. That was a decision he’d formed before the MLB Draft began on June 6th. He knew, that if his name was called before the 15th pick, he wasn’t going to attend the University of San Diego, where he’d made a prior commitment. The Pirates...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Who Makes In-Game Hitting Adjustments?

    Let’s get right to the stat of the day for the 2013 Pirates: 93 runs scored in first five innings (0.34 per inning) 103 runs scored from the 6th-9th inning on (0.49 per inning) I don’t know whether this difference shows a team that makes good offensive adjustments as the game goes...

  • Analysis
    Fixing the Compensation System

    Yesterday I brought up the fact that the compensation system for the Major League draft is a broken system.  The system is intended to compensate a team like the Tampa Bay Rays for losing a player like Carl Crawford, who they drafted, developed, and relied on for eight seasons, only to see...

  • 2011 Draft
    The More Important Topic That Coonelly Discussed

    A week ago we posted our interview with Frank Coonelly, discussing a wide variety of topics relating to the Pittsburgh Pirates.  However, it seems that only one topic received attention, and it wasn’t even one of the interesting topics. The discussion about payroll and attendance has been repeated many times.  The comments...

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