Baseball Book Review: Odd Man Out

I’ve decided to do something new from time to time, referring baseball products on the blog. These will include books, DVDs, and anything else that I find interesting. While I was at the beach last week, I read a book called “Odd Man Out” by Matt McCarthy. The story is about McCarthy, a Yale graduate, selected in the 21st round by the Angels. McCarthy spent just one year in the minors, and the book is about his path...

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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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