Gerrit Cole Tracker

GERRIT COLE SP, UCLA Age: 20 Born: September 8, 1990 Height: 6′ 4″ Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Right Class: Junior Level: NCAA Advisor: Scott Boras Links: All Gerrit Cole Posts SCOUTING REPORT Cole was a former first round pick, selected by the New York Yankees in the first round of the 2008 draft. Cole has a big frame, at 6’ 4”, 215 pounds, and uses that frame to throw a 93-96 MPH fastball, which tops out at 97-98...

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2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Preview

Check back later today for the BUCCO Fans.com 2010 MLB Draft Live Blog The Pittsburgh Pirates have taken two very different approaches in the MLB draft under General Manager Neal Huntington.  In the 2008 draft, the first for Huntington, the Pirates selected Pedro Alvarez with their first pick, second overall.  The Pirates ended up giving Alvarez a $6 M bonus to sign, which was the biggest bonus in franchise history.  They didn’t...

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Money, Money, Money

It seems like every conversation about the Pittsburgh Pirates these days involves the assumption that the Pirates’ owner Bob Nutting is rolling in the cheddar.  However, according to Frank Coonelly in the Post-Gazette article by Dejan Kovacevic today, the Pirates’ bottom line seems to be a little lactose intolerant. That brings up two things that always puzzled me.  First, I always thought lactose intolerant was...

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2009 Pirates Draft Prospects Preview

A year after taking Pedro Alvarez in the first round of the MLB draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates have another top selection in the 2009 MLB draft. The Pirates will have the fourth pick this year, which not only guarantees them a shot at another top talent like Alvarez, but pretty much guarantees them another encounter with Scott Boras. Boras represents seven potential first round clients, including several options that have been linked...

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