Draft Preview: Focusing In On Certain Players

The 2013 MLB draft begins exactly three weeks from today and the Pittsburgh Pirates pick twice early on, 9th and 14th overall. By now, we are hearing mock drafts almost daily, especially from some of the bigger names in the industry, so we are getting a slightly better idea of who the Pirates might pick. A lot has changed since the beginning of the season and three weeks in the draft business is still a long time. For the schedule...

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Keith Law Posts Mock Draft, New Name Associated With Pirates

Keith Law has posted his first mock draft for insiders(subscription required) and he has a surprising new name linked to the Pittsburgh Pirates, first baseman DJ Peterson from New Mexico. Peterson has been discussed here daily in the draft recaps and he has had some huge weeks. The problem is, that he is a righty/righty first baseman, who plays in a huge offense ballpark, so not only is he not an ideal fit for PNC Park, his numbers...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Weekend Recap, Where Do We Stand?

Instead of the usual weekend recap this week, I thought I would cut it down to include more players. Using recent mock drafts, along with the weekly performances, I want to take a look at which players have moved up, moved down or stayed the same recently and just overall, where they rank now. There have been plenty of players throughout the last couple months that have been mentioned in, or right below, the top 15 spots. With the...

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P3 Episode 3: What To Do With Alvarez, Gomez, and Mercer; Casey Sadler Interview

Episode three of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. This week’s episode includes analysis from Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports) and James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) on the Pirates, John Eshleman (@John_Eshleman) on Altoona, Tom Bragg on West Virginia, John Dreker (@JohnDreker) on the draft, an interview with Altoona pitching prospect Casey Sadler (@sadler_squared), and more. Highlights of the show...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Bryant Homers, Two Catchers To Follow

The 12th weekend of college baseball kicked off yesterday, but some of the best pitchers in this draft class were on the mound today.  These players, and many others, have just over a month to impress scouts in advance of the draft. Check out the schedule for this weekend here. Check out the draft preview posted here and the recap of the 11th week’s action here. Just a reminder, the Pirates pick #9 and #14 in this year’s...

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