Draft Prospect Watch: Keep an Eye on Kentucky’s A.J. Reed
May17

Draft Prospect Watch: Keep an Eye on Kentucky’s A.J. Reed

Some draft news and notes, plus the Saturday round-up of the college bats mentioned in the first round. In his last regular season game, Casey Gillaspie went 2-for-3 with two walks and his 15th homer. The Wichita State first baseman has been mentioned often in the Pirates range, going to them in multiple mock drafts(see below). In their last regular season game, Virginia lost 4-3 to Wake Forest. Outfielder Derek Fisher was 1-for-5...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Kyle Schwarber Homers, Matt Imhof Goes to Pirates in Latest Mock Draft
May13

Draft Prospect Watch: Kyle Schwarber Homers, Matt Imhof Goes to Pirates in Latest Mock Draft

Chris Crawford posted his new top 100 prospect list and he has Braxton Davidson rated 24th overall, which is where the Pittsburgh Pirates make their first selection. Davidson was featured in our first draft preview, plus we also posted scouting videos for Davidson and three other possible picks. There is one caveat with Crawford’s rankings. He didn’t include Jeff Hoffman or Erick Fedde, two pitchers that are undergoing...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Brandon Finnegan Returns, Luke Weaver Throws Seven Shutout Innings
May09

Draft Prospect Watch: Brandon Finnegan Returns, Luke Weaver Throws Seven Shutout Innings

It’s Friday night, so we concentrate on the top draft-eligible college pitchers in the nation. Yesterday was a busy day for the draft, with Keith Law releasing his updated top 100 list, Baseball America posting their first mock draft and we previewed four possibilities for the Pittsburgh Pirates first round pick. Most of the guys below are expected to be off the board before the Pirates pick, but as we saw with Jeff Hoffman this...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Jeff Hoffman to Have Tommy John Surgery, Prep Arm Pulls Out of Draft
May07

Draft Prospect Watch: Jeff Hoffman to Have Tommy John Surgery, Prep Arm Pulls Out of Draft

Some mid-week draft news and it’s not good for East Carolina’s Jeff Hoffman, who will now have Tommy John Surgery. He missed his last two starts with what was called “mild arm soreness”. It turns out that his junior season is now over and should he return to college, he would miss most of next season as well. Hoffman was rated around 5/6 for most people before the injury, so it should be very interesting to see...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Trea Turner Scores Five Runs in Carlos Rodon’s Win
May02

Draft Prospect Watch: Trea Turner Scores Five Runs in Carlos Rodon’s Win

Friday night is when we check on the best draft-eligible college starters, although five of the bigger names didn’t make their start today for various reasons listed below. The draft takes place just under five weeks from today. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th overall pick in the first round. Below, you will find some of the more important links concerning the Pirates draft and who they might take. Part one of the draft...

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