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 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 Prospect Watch: NCAA Tournament Talk and Reese McGuire News

It’s a big Friday night in college baseball as the draft is now just 13 days away. With the Pittsburgh Pirates picking #9 and #14, they are getting some last looks in at the players in their range. A lot of the talk recently has centered around players that have either dropped in the rankings, like Georgia HS outfielders Clint Frazier and Austin Meadows, or we have heard about college bats that they may be looking at. Those bats...

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Baseball America’s Second Mock Draft Has the Pirates Taking Hitters

In Baseball America’s first mock draft the Pittsburgh Pirates were projected to take Colin Moran and Sean Manaea. Today Jim Callis released his second mock draft at BA, and has two different names. With the number nine pick, Callis has the Pirates taking prep catcher Reese McGuire. Moran was the previous pick, but went fifth overall this time around. Callis notes that the best case for the Pirates would be landing McGuire and...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Tournament Time As Draft Gets Closer

The 2013 MLB draft is right around the corner, with the first day of the draft starting two weeks from today. Tonight was a big day in college baseball for many teams, the start of their conference tournaments. With the Pittsburgh Pirates choosing #9 and #14 in the first round, this may be their last chance to see some of these players they are considering with those top pick and each of the 39 picks that follow. For now, we...

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