Tag: Jackson McClelland

Morning Report: The 2012 Draft, What Could Have Been?

The 2012 draft class was the first one under the new rules limiting what teams can spend on their picks. The Pittsburgh Pirates took Mark Appel after he fell to them with the #8 pick and he didn’t sign. The Pirates also failed to sign fourth round pick Brandon Thomas, so a lot of top […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: New Mock Draft, Plus an Elite Defensive Shortstop...

With four weeks until the actual draft starts, we have a new mock draft and some loose ends from the weekend, two involving Pirates’ draft picks from 2012 that didn’t sign. You can find the draft slot values for each pick here, covering all 11 picks the Pirates have in the first ten rounds. After the tenth round, […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Multiple Players Moving Up the Draft Boards Lately

Today we look at some players on the move in the draft, with one that might be rebounding from an early season drop. On Thursday, we posted the draft slot values for each pick, covering all 11 picks the Pirates have in the first ten rounds. After the tenth round, teams have $100,000 to spend […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: One Prep Player Lights Up the Radar Gun,...

On Saturday morning, we usually take a look at some of the best college starters that are draft-eligible this year. It’s a group that is getting smaller to cover due to two pitchers going down with Tommy John surgery. With weather issues, some teams not starting their week until Saturday, and the injured pitchers, it […]
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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: Jackson McClelland Making Waves at Pepperdine

We wrap up the weekend of college baseball today, while also taking a look at the progress of some recent Pirates draft picks that didn’t sign. Yesterday, we took a look at the first two days of the week from some of the best hitters, plus covered some pitchers, including seven no-hit innings from Ketucky’s […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Ian Happ Collects Ten Hits in Two Days

Today we take a look at the first two days of week two from the best draft-eligible hitters in college. You can read more on each of these players in our college hitters preview. Yesterday, we covered the starts from the top college pitchers in this draft. The draft begins on June 8th and the Pittsburgh […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Ian Happ Homers Twice, Dillon Tate Looks Terrific...

Friday night was the opener for many of the best pitchers in college baseball. Today, we take our first look at some of the best college hitters in the draft this year. You can read the college hitter preview here, to familiarize yourself with these players listed below. The draft begins on June 8th and […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Trea Turner Homers Twice

Yesterday, we took a look at the top college pitchers in this draft class, along with some notes on a few of the better prep players. Today we look at the best college hitters available. If you missed it from Thursday, we posted an article on what the Pirates could expect with their first round pick this […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Louisville’s Nick Burdi Is Worth Watching

On Friday night, we took a look at a day filled with two big pitching match-ups and staff aces pitching well. Then on Saturday, we covered the best college hitters and how they fared during the first two days of the weekend schedule. Today we wrap up the week with a combo of hitters and pitchers, plus former […]
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