Tag: Bret Helton

Prospect Watch: Bradenton Loses Due to Shaky Defense and Poor Hitting

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn't include players currently in the majors. If a...

Hard Work and Focus Pays Off For Bret Helton

Bret Helton is a 6’ 3”, 230 pound right-handed pitcher, from the University of Utah, that the Pirates recently selected in the ninth round...

Pirates Already Saving Enough Money to Sign Over-Slot Draft Picks

The current MLB bonus pool rules for the draft impose harsh penalties if teams go over their bonus pool limit. The Pirates have a...

Pirates Announce Signings of Three Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signings of three of their top ten draft picks. Sixth round pick J.T. Brubaker, eight rounder Seth McGarry...

First Look at Some of the Pirates’ Top Draft Picks

With the 2015 amateur draft in the books, we take a look at some highlights of the top picks for the Pittsburgh Pirates. We...

Draft Signing Rumors: Kramer, Hughston, Helton, Hightower and More

We are already hearing some of the Pittsburgh Pirates' draft picks have signed, or agreed to sign. Getting right into them with the third...

Day Two Recap: Pirates Go College Heavy, But Still Find Some...

The Pirates weren't planning on a conference call for day two of the draft, instead planning on a day three call with the media to...

Ninth Round: Pirates Draft Right-Handed Pitcher Bret Helton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted right-handed pitcher Bret Helton from Utah in the ninth round. Helton is 6' 3", 215 pounds, and throws 93-94 MPH. He...

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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...