Pirates Notebook: Wrapping up the draft

Day three of the draft isn’t as exciting as the first two days. The top prospects are long gone, and there are a few guys who fell, or a few hidden gems, but for the most part it’s hard to get a quality player from this round. Not impossible though, it just takes a lot of investing. For example, take the 39th round pick, Keifer Nuncio, a high school right handed pitcher. Nuncio is 6’0″, 195 pounds, with a...

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Twitter Updates For Day 3 of the Draft

My Day Three Draft Updates on Twitter (click the link below to see all updates) * @robneyer Thanks for featuring my blog today. about 2 hours ago * That’s it for the draft. I’ll have the final recap up on http://www.buccofans.com later tonight about 2 hours ago * Interesting note on Taylor, he was ranked one spot ahead of Zach Dodson, our 4th round pick, in the BA Georgia rankings. about 3 hours ago * Taylor throws in the...

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Suddenly the draft looks great

I don’t think you can be mad over the decision to take Tony Sanchez in the first round after seeing what we saw in day two. I agree that I don’t think Sanchez is the fourth best player in the draft, but consider this: 1. There weren’t many hitters worthy of a top pick.2. The only guys who were worthy of a top pick were pitchers, and most of them were asking for double or triple what we’ll give Sanchez.3. In...

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Twitter Updates For Day 2 of the Draft

My Day Two Draft Updates on Twitter (click the link below to see all updates): * Write up of day two will be up later at http://www.buccofans.com Right now I’m going to go murder the 5 for $5.95 menu at Arby’s about 3 hours ago * I love the day 2 results. Extremely heavy on pitching, especially HS guys. Would be huge if we signed a ton of these guys. about 3 hours ago * @coryh64 Would be a big steal if we can sign him....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Database

In my attempt to build a draft database for the Pirates, I felt it was appropriate to date back to the last draft where the Pirates picked a Hall of Fame player. Unfortunately for me, that was the 1985 draft where they selected Barry Bonds in the first round. Even worse, the results since then have been depressing. If you ever had a doubt as to why the Pirates are in the mess they are in, take 15 minutes and check out this draft...

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