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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Matt Purke Tracker

MATT PURKE SP, Texas Christian University Age: 20 Born: July 17, 1990 Height: 6′ 3″ Weight: 175 Bats: Left Throws: Left Class: Sophomore Level: NCAA Advisor: Peter Vescovo Links: All Matt Purke Posts SCOUTING REPORT Purke was selected by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2009 draft, but decided to go to college and re-enter the draft in 2011 as a draft eligible sophomore. The 6’ 3”, 180 pound left hander put up a...

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Anthony Rendon Tracker

ANTHONY RENDON 3B, Rice University Age: 21 Born: June 6, 1990 Height: 6′ 0″ Weight: 190 Bats: Right Throws: Right  Class: Junior Level: NCAA Advisor: Scott Boras Links: All Anthony Rendon Posts Houston Chronicle Rendon Watch SCOUTING REPORT Rendon, like Pedro Alvarez, is a third baseman who can move quickly through the system, potentially arriving as early as June 2013. He’s also a potential star, drawing comparisons...

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Preview of the 2011 Prospect Guide

Today I will be putting the finishing touches on the prospect reports for the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide.  There are a few things to do after that, but I’m expecting to have the book completed by the end of the week.  Once the book is completed, it will go through the final editing stages, and once that is completed it will be ready to ship.  My goal is to start shipping by the second or third week in January, so that...

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Pre-Order the 2011 Pirates Prospects Prospect Guide

For the past few months, I have been telling you about the 2011 Pirates Prospects Prospect Guide, which I have been working on non-stop since the end of the 2010 season.  The book is in the final stages, and expected to be completed soon, with a release date in the middle of January.  You can now pre-order the book to ensure that you will get one of the first copies when the book is released. The book is jammed packed with reports and...

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