First Pitch: Would the Pirates Be Taking a Risk With Reese McGuire?

  Greg Rosenstein of ESPN had an article today talking about the risk with high school catchers. Rosenstein quoted an NL West scout who said “High school catchers don’t make the big leagues.” The article went on to explain the risks with high school catchers, noting that they’re not physically mature, there are mental issues to worry about, and there’s uneven performance. That has to be concerning for...

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Kiley McDaniel’s Third Mock Draft Has McGuire and Ball

  Kiley McDaniel of Scout.com released his third mock draft today, and has a pretty favorable result for the Pittsburgh Pirates. With the 9th pick in the draft, McDaniel has prep catcher Reese McGuire. With the 14th pick in the draft, McDaniel has prep left-hander Trey Ball. If the Pirates could get both prep players, that would be a pretty impressive first round. McDaniel takes a different approach, listing at least four options...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Three Hits For Renfroe, North Carolina Wins Crazy Game

Getting right down to the wire before the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft here, we had a few interesting games going on in college baseball Monday night. Pittsburgh Pirates fans have heard the name Hunter Renfroe very often recently, with many mock drafts listing him as their possible pick with the 14th overall selection. His Mississippi State team is still alive in the tournament, thanks to a 6-1 win over Central Arkansas. Renfroe had a nice...

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Third Mock Draft From Keith Law Has Pirates Picking McGuire

The draft is just three days away, so more inside information about who might go where is available. For the Pittsburgh Pirates with their top two picks, we are hearing the same names over and over. Keith Law posted his latest mock draft today and he has the Pirates taking HS Catcher Reese McGuire with the ninth overall pick and Mississippi State outfielder Hunter Renfroe with the 14th pick. Both of these players have been linked to...

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Baseball America’s Latest Mock Draft Has Pirates Taking Meadows

The usual mock drafts at Baseball America have been run by Jim Callis, but they switched up the process for their latest mock draft released today. They had four of their draft experts take turns making the picks. Nathan Rode picked first, followed by Callis, Conor Glassey and John Manuel. As they note, this is a little different than a mock draft, as this one is based on who they would personally take in that spot. Despite the new...

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