With the 2015 amateur draft in the books, we take a look at some highlights of the top picks for the Pittsburgh Pirates. We have videos from #19 overall pick Kevin Newman, #32 pick Ke’Bryan Hayes, second round pick Kevin Kramer, seventh rounder Mitchell Tolman and ninth round pick Bret Helton. You can find out more on each of these players in our draft pick tracker, which has player pages for all 41 picks.
This first video is a compilation of highlights put together by Arizona Baseball. In it, you will see Kevin Newman in the field, at the plate and on the bases. He makes a really nice play up the middle around the 1:45 mark.
Here is video of Ke’Bryan Hayes. You’ll see during the fielding drills that he is at shortstop, but he will be playing third base. This video is from Prospect Pipeline.
Kevin Kramer, the Pirates’ second round pick, is shown below in this lengthy video from Moore Baseball. It includes fielding drills and batting practice.
Another video from Moore Baseball, this one for third baseman Mitchell Tolman, who was taken in the seventh round. This has pre-game video and game footage.
This video is a good one of ninth round pick Bret Helton. He just looks like a good pitcher, physically looks like someone that can give you innings, plus his demeanor, the way he attacks hitters and how he goes about his business on the mound all look good. He has already agreed to sign.