Tag: Brady Aiken

Pirates Prospects 2015 MLB Draft Top 100 Tiered Rankings

The 2015 MLB Draft starts on Monday at 7 PM, with the first two rounds of the draft taking place that evening. The Pittsburgh Pirates pick 19th, 32nd, and 62nd that day. Rounds 3-10 follow on Tuesday at 1 PM, and rounds 11-40 are on Wednesday at 1 PM. For the last three years, we have released tiered rankings for […]
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First Pitch: Why the Pirates Should Repeat the Appel Pick With...

About once a year I take a look back at the Mark Appel situation in order to see how the move played out for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Typically this look involves comparing Appel to what the Pirates would have had to give up in order to go above slot and sign him. If you’re scoring […]
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Baseball America’s Top 100 Draft Prospects List Differs Greatly From Recent...

Earlier this week, we took a look at Keith Law’s new top 100 draft prospect list and mentioned that he has some players far off their usual rankings from other top sources. Baseball America posted their top 100 list today and they seem to be more in line with everyone else. In some instances, there […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Carson Fulmer Dominates Tennessee, Dillon Tate Returns to...

The big news regarding the draft since our article on Thursday, was the Tommy John surgery performed on last year’s first overall pick. We take a look at that below, along with some weekend starts from the best draft-eligible college pitchers around the country. A couple games featured a top pitcher going up against a […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Injuries to Two Top Pitchers

We have details on two top pitchers in this draft class that suffered injuries this week, including the first overall pick from last year. We also take a look at the Friday night performances from the top college pitchers around the country. If you missed it from Thursday, there was a game report that included […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Arizona Has a Double Play Combo Worth Following

Today, we take a look at draft links and notes from the first few days of this week, another starting pitcher goes down with an injury and an interesting match-up in Florida. The draft begins on June 8th and the Pittsburgh Pirates have the 19th and 32nd overall picks. The Pirates will have the 11th highest […]
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The New Draft Rules Are Backfiring

Yesterday a lot of news came out regarding Brady Aiken, the first overall pick in the 2014 draft. To give a short recap, the Astros agreed to a deal with Aiken, but now they’re saying that he has an injury. Aiken is denying the injury. The Astros have delayed a deal with their fifth rounder, since […]
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Keith Law Releases Top 50 Draft Prospects Ranking

On ESPN Insider today, Keith Law posted his list of the top 50 draft prospects right now and one name we have mentioned here a few times recently, has shot all the way to the top. Law has Brady Aiken in the top spot, jumping over Tyler Kolek and Carlos Rodon, who have been 1-2 […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Matt Imhof is Worth Watching

A few notes before the weekend starts up, along with a preview of a pitcher making a move into the first round. Just a reminder, the Pittsburgh Pirates picked 24th overall in the first round of the 2014 amateur draft, which starts on June 5th. For information on some of the best players in this […]
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