Tag: Phil Bickford

The Draft Picks Associated With the Pirates Most Often

The 2015 amateur draft begins one week from today and the Pittsburgh Pirates have the 19th and 32nd overall picks on day one. They will also make their second round pick(62nd) on that first day. Not too many sources go through to the second round and honestly, it’s too far from the top to make […]
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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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New Draft Rankings From Keith Law Shake Things Up

Keith Law has updated his top 100 draft prospects list(Insiders) and there are some names that have really moved up and down the list. The Pirates have the 19th and the 32nd overall picks in the first round, so we will concentrate on those first, then take a look at the names that he has […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: New Rankings and a New Mock Draft

Today we have some weekend action, reports on four high school players from Georgia, new rankings and a new mock draft. Yesterday, we looked at two top ten lists from Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo to see what players likely won’t be around when the Pirates make their first selection.  You can find the draft slot […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Tyler Jay Impresses in Relief, Dillon Tate Returns...

Today we have some highlights from the weekend in college ball. If you missed it from yesterday, we had some updates from the first few days of the week, covering some of the best players in the nation. We mentioned yesterday that Dillon Tate returned to the mound after missing one week and the lat […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Nathan Kirby Injured in His Start, Big Game...

Today we take a look at some links and notes from Thursday and Friday. The draft isn’t that far away now, with the college season more than halfway over, we are starting to get a better sense of who will be available in the Pirates’ range. On Thursday morning, we looked at the lack of […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Not Many College Bats Available Where the Pirates...

Today we take a look at some links and notes from this week. The draft isn’t that far away now, with the college season more than halfway over, we are starting to get a better sense of who will be available in the Pirates’ range. You can find the draft slot values for each pick here, covering […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Breaking Down an Early Mock Draft

Today we take a look at an early mock draft that just came out. On Saturday and Sunday, we covered the weekend starts from some of the best draft-eligible pitchers, plus gave updates on numerous prep stars near the top of the class. The draft begins on June 8th and the Pittsburgh Pirates have the […]
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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: 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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