Tag: Trea Turner

Draft Prospect Watch: Keep an Eye on Kentucky’s A.J. Reed

Some draft news and notes, plus the Saturday round-up of the college bats mentioned in the first round. In his last regular season game, Casey Gillaspie went 2-for-3 with two walks and his 15th homer. The Wichita State first baseman has been mentioned often in the Pirates range, going to them in multiple mock drafts(see […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Kyle Schwarber Homers, Matt Imhof Goes to Pirates...

Chris Crawford posted his new top 100 prospect list and he has Braxton Davidson rated 24th overall, which is where the Pittsburgh Pirates make their first selection. Davidson was featured in our first draft preview, plus we also posted scouting videos for Davidson and three other possible picks. There is one caveat with Crawford’s rankings. […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Brandon Finnegan Returns, Luke Weaver Throws Seven Shutout...

It’s Friday night, so we concentrate on the top draft-eligible college pitchers in the nation. Yesterday was a busy day for the draft, with Keith Law releasing his updated top 100 list, Baseball America posting their first mock draft and we previewed four possibilities for the Pittsburgh Pirates first round pick. Most of the guys […]
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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: Trea Turner Scores Five Runs in Carlos Rodon’s...

Friday night is when we check on the best draft-eligible college starters, although five of the bigger names didn’t make their start today for various reasons listed below. The draft takes place just under five weeks from today. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th overall pick in the first round. Below, you will find some […]
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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: Injuries Hit Two Big College Arms

Friday night is when most of the top college pitchers make their weekly start, so we concentrate on that group today. 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: Four Prep Players That Could Be Interesting Picks...

Wrapping up the weekend with some notes on a few high school players that are getting mentioned in the second half of the first round. Most college teams started their schedule on Thursday this week due to Easter, so there are only a few college notes to recap below. On Friday we took a look at the […]
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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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