Tag: Kris Bryant

Sunday Notebook: Sanchez, Kang and Unfair Expectations

Division of labor in Indianapolis It’s no secret Tony Sanchez’s inevitable demotion to Triple-A Indianapolis once Chris Stewart returned from the disabled list would cause complications for the Pirates. Top catching prospect Elias Diaz must split duties with Sanchez so as not to mitigate the progress Sanchez made over the offseason but also to ensure […]
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First Pitch: Super Two/Service Time Issues, and Why They’re Not Big...

I didn’t think I’d be writing about service time or Super Two this year. The Pirates have had this issue the last three years with Starling Marte, Gerrit Cole, and Gregory Polanco. The top prospect is expected to debut later that summer, gets cut in Spring Training, and then there’s nothing but outrage for two […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Could Pirates Take Ryne Stanek?

We are now just four days away from the draft, as college teams wrap up their weekend of tournament play. The Pittsburgh Pirates have two high draft picks this Thursday night, so we take a look at some of the players they might consider, as well as notes on a former Pirates draft pick, along […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Peterson’s Season Is Done, Moran and Renfroe Continue...

Sixteen teams saw their season end tonight in college baseball, as the MLB Amateur draft is less than a week away. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 9th and 14th picks this upcoming Thursday and we saw the season end for one of the players who has been mentioned often as a possible target for them […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: College World Series and Getting To Know Reese...

While most of the players predicted to go near the top of this year’s draft class have already had their season end, there are a few players still in action as they try to help their team to the College World Series. With just six days until the MLB amateur draft begins, we take a […]
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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: College Bats and Middle Infielders To Watch Early...

The countdown to the draft has officially begun, just 12 more days until the Pittsburgh Pirates make their first three selections. College teams are gearing up for the College World Series now, some teams trying to make it in, while other teams have already seen their season end. Today, we take a look at some […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: NCAA Tournament Talk and Reese McGuire News

It’s a big Friday night in college baseball as the draft is now just 13 days away. With the Pittsburgh Pirates picking #9 and #14, they are getting some last looks in at the players in their range. A lot of the talk recently has centered around players that have either dropped in the rankings, […]
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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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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...