Tag: Michael Conforto

Draft Prospect Watch: Two New Mock Drafts, One New Name For...

Some news and notes from Monday, plus a couple new mock drafts. You can expect the mock drafts almost daily from here on out, as we are just 17 days away from the start of the 2014 amateur draft. Jonathan Mayo over at MLB.com has a nice article on prep pitcher Touki Toussaint, who should […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Max Pentecost and Michael Conforto Wrap Up Weekend...

Wrapping up the weekend of college ball with some Sunday stats and a look at four former Pittsburgh Pirates draft picks that will all likely be taken in the upcoming draft. The recap from Friday night can be found here, while Saturday night’s action involved a home run from a player linked to the Pirates […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Kyle Schwarber and Sam Travis Homer in Indiana...

It’s Saturday night, so it’s time to cover the best draft-eligible college hitters, though a few of the better college pitchers made their starts tonight as well. Last night we covered the pitchers that made their Friday start and earlier today, we got some bad news on a pitcher that wasn’t able to make his […]
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2014 Pirates Draft Prospects: Michael Conforto, Luke Weaver, Michael Chavis, Kodi...

Every Thursday from now until the amateur draft on June 5th, we will preview four players that could be options for the Pittsburgh Pirates with their first round pick. The Pirates select 24th overall, so we will concentrate on players in that range. Last week we previewed Sean Newcomb, Braxton Davidson, Spencer Adams and Casey […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Jeff Hoffman to Have Tommy John Surgery, Prep...

Some mid-week draft news and it’s not good for East Carolina’s Jeff Hoffman, who will now have Tommy John Surgery. He missed his last two starts with what was called “mild arm soreness”. It turns out that his junior season is now over and should he return to college, he would miss most of next […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Casey Gillaspie Homers Twice, Sean Newcomb Throws Two-Hitter

Just 33 days until Major League Baseball holds it’s amateur draft and the Pittsburgh Pirates make their first selection with the 24th overall pick. It’s Saturday, so we take a look at the weekend results from the top draft-eligible hitters in college baseball. If you missed it from yesterday, we covered the best starters in […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Sean Newcomb is Back on Track

Yesterday we covered the best college pitchers in this draft class, so we move on to the weekend for the best college hitters tonight. If you missed it from last week, we posted an article on what the Pirates could expect with their first round pick this year.That was followed up by thoughts from GM Neal Huntington on the draft.The […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Derek Fisher Homers In Second Game Back

Some mid-week draft news and notes. Baseball America has two draft features from this week that are worth checking out, plus a couple other links of note. Below that, you will find some college recaps from the first two days this week. First up is their draft podcast with John Manuel and Clint Longenecker. If […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Monte Harrison Moves Into Pirates Range

After covering most of the top draft-eligible college starters on Friday night, we take a look at the best college hitters and how they have fared during the first two days of the weekend schedule. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th, just under eight weeks away. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Carlos Rodon Has Trouble With Clemson

After a Friday night filled with two big pitching match-ups and staff aces pitching well, today we take a look at the best college hitters and how they have fared during the first two days of the weekend schedule. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th, just under nine weeks away. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the […]
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