The Chances For Each Player Being Available When the Pirates Draft

With all the recent mock drafts coming out and industry experts putting their inside information together, we have a pretty good idea how the top of the first round will play out. We know a list of 15 players who keep getting mentioned for the top 14 picks, two of which will be selections by the Pittsburgh Pirates this upcoming Thursday. There are also a couple wildcards that could sneak into this group. What we will do here is take...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Weekly Recap and Mock Drafts

This time of the year, the draft news comes rather quickly. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, it’s an exciting year because of the extra pick at the top of the first round. We are hearing about 10-15 names that they may pick from, though you never know who could sneak into that group that we have only mentioned here briefly in the past four months. What we do know is this, next Thursday the Pirates will make two of the top 14 picks in...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Draft Notes And Former Pirates Picks

Conference tournaments wrap up today in college, as teams try to secure a spot to the NCAA World Series. For some players on our draft watchlist, their season has come to a close already. For others, they are just beginning the most important games of their year. Not a ton of games on the schedule today, with just 11 more days before the draft takes place. We take a look at the college hitters still playing today and some former...

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Draft Watch: Latest Mock Draft Has A New Name For Pirates

Minor League Ball put out their second mock draft yesterday and they added a new name to the mix for the Pittsburgh Pirates, High School catcher Nick Ciuffo.  The backstop from South Carolina was called possibly the best all around catcher in this draft class. Matt Garrioch, who posted the mock draft, thinks he could get to the majors faster than any other catcher in the draft class.  Most of this year, Reese McGuire has been called...

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Draft Preview: Stanek VS Eades Highlights Weekend Schedule

The ninth weekend of the college season is about to get under way, as most teams reach the midway point in their schedule last week. This weekend we have a match-up between two top pitchers on Saturday, as well as two top batters starting a three game series against each other on Friday. The Pirates have the #9 and #14 picks in the upcoming June amateur draft. Throughout the college/HS season, leading up to the draft, we will cover...

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