Tag: Braden Shipley

First Pitch: Who Pirates Draft and Who Fans Want, Might Not...

Since taking over the draft coverage on the site this year, I have learned one thing that is pretty clear. Unless you’re picking at the top of the draft class, there is nothing close to a consensus. That is especially true with the Pittsburgh Pirates two first round picks this year. There wasn’t a consensus […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Tournament Time As Draft Gets Closer

The 2013 MLB draft is right around the corner, with the first day of the draft starting two weeks from today. Tonight was a big day in college baseball for many teams, the start of their conference tournaments. With the Pittsburgh Pirates choosing #9 and #14 in the first round, this may be their last […]
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Draft Prospects: Averaging Out The Expert’s Mock Drafts

A few days ago, John Sickels released his latest mock draft which we wrote about here. This is the fourth mock draft from industry experts that we talked about over the last week. There were also mock drafts from Baseball America, Keith Law and Jonathan Mayo. With these four all coming out around the same time, […]
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Draft Preview: Focusing In On Certain Players

The 2013 MLB draft begins exactly three weeks from today and the Pittsburgh Pirates pick twice early on, 9th and 14th overall. By now, we are hearing mock drafts almost daily, especially from some of the bigger names in the industry, so we are getting a slightly better idea of who the Pirates might pick. […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Weekend Recap, Where Do We Stand?

Instead of the usual weekend recap this week, I thought I would cut it down to include more players. Using recent mock drafts, along with the weekly performances, I want to take a look at which players have moved up, moved down or stayed the same recently and just overall, where they rank now. There […]
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Draft Preview: More Mock Drafts, Key Match-Ups Highlight College Weekend

We are now in the 13th weekend of the college season and the start of the amateur draft is now just five weeks away. There are a couple big match-ups from the top of the draft class that are highlighted below, with Fresno State and New Mexico facing off and Ole Miss taking on Mississippi […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Could Frazier or Meadows Drop To Pirates?

The 12th weekend of college baseball kicked off today and it’s Friday night, which means some of the best pitchers in this draft class were on the mound tonight.  These players, and many others, have just over a month to impress scouts in advance of the draft. Check out the schedule for this weekend here. […]
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Draft Preview: More Mock Drafts, Pirates High On Moran

We are now in the 12th weekend of the college season and the start of the amateur draft is now just five weeks away. The Pirates have the #9 and #14 picks in the upcoming June draft. Throughout the college/HS season, leading up to the draft, we will cover the interesting players that are being […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Week Eleven Recap, Gray To The Forefront?

The eleventh weekend of the college baseball season has come to a close and there is less than six weeks now until the draft starts. We will recap the week for 17 of the top college players that are draft eligible. Four of them have player pages on the site, with a scouting report and […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Moran Homers, Manaea Out For Weekend

The 11th weekend of college baseball kicked off today, with some injury news and a top pitcher getting his start pushed back to Saturday due to weather. It’s Friday night, which means some of the best pitchers in this draft class were on the mound tonight.  These players, and many others, have six weeks to […]
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Pirates Prospects took the leap to being my full-time job at the end of the 2010 season, all thanks to the release of our...