Tony Sanchez Video Recap

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Tony Sanchez in the first round of the 2009 draft, surprising everyone by taking Sanchez much higher than he was projected to go by national draft gurus.  The Pirates insisted Sanchez was the top player on their draft board at the time, and that statement started to gain some credibility after Sanchez immediately signed. Sanchez started his career with West Virginia by hitting for a .316/.415/.581...

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Chase d'Arnaud Video Recap

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Chase d’Arnaud in the fourth round of the 2008 draft, out of Pepperdine University. d’Arnaud signed immediately with the Pirates and started his career in State College, where he hit for a .286/.333/.423 line in 168 at-bats. In 2009, d’Arnaud played his first full season as a pro, hitting for a .291/.394/.427 line in West Virginia to start the season. d’Arnaud was moved up to...

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Jordy Mercer Video Recap

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Jordy Mercer in the third round of the 2008 MLB draft. He signed right away, and got his career started in A-ball, with 216 at-bats between State College and Hickory in 2008. In that time he hit for a .250/.297/.366 line, with five homers, and a 47:13 K/BB ratio. In 2009 he moved up to Lynchburg, playing the entire season in high-A. Mercer hit for a .255/.314/.400 line, with 10 homers, a Carolina League...

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Wiki Updates

I made a few updates to the BUCCO Fans.com Wiki today. A few of the updates are things that are already on the site, such as the list of prospect interviews and prospect video recaps. One new thing is the BUCCO Fans.com Calendar. This features the upcoming schedule for the site (like the dates for the countdown of the Top 50 Prospects), along with important MLB dates, like the Winter Meetings, Rule 5 Draft, when arbitration figures...

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Josh Harrison Video Recap

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Josh Harrison from the Chicago Cubs on July 30th in the trade that sent John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny to Chicago, and also brought Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio back to Pittsburgh. Harrison went right to Lynchburg, where he split time between second and third base, with Chase d’Arnaud and Jordy Mercer taking up the two remaining spots between shortstop, second, and third base. Harrison was drafted...

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