The first day of the 2013 Draft is in the books, and the Pirates have drafted three players they hope to add to their system soon. 1st Round, #9 Overall – Austin Meadows, OF, Grayson HS (GA) [Full Story] – Ranked #5 overall prospect by Baseball America. – Plays center field, but projects to move
The Pirates finished off their first day of the draft with the 51st overall pick by selecting high school LHP Blake Taylor from Dana Hills High School in California. Taylor has a commitment to play at Hawaii and does not turn 18 until August 17th. He was ranked by Baseball America as the 54th best
With the Pirates’ second pick in the first round, they selected high school catcher Reese McGuire out of Kentwood High School in Washington. McGuire is a left-handed hitter and is rated as the best catcher and 12th best overall player in this year’s draft by Baseball America. Here’s his official prospect video: Here’s what Baseball
The Pittsburgh Pirates picked OF Austin Meadows from Grayson High School in Georgia. Meadows is a 6’3″, 200 pound, left-handed hitter and thrower. Baseball America had him ranked as the #5 prospect in the draft. Here’s ESPN’s Keith Law’s video analysis of Meadows. Here’s some analysis from Baseball America: Meadows entered the season as the No.
Major League Baseball held their first ever Competitive Balance Lottery this afternoon. Pretty much, they take the teams with the smallest payrolls and smallest markets and put them in a pool. They then pick six teams to get an extra draft pick immediately following the first round. Then, the teams who didn’t get picked in
Six. That’s the number of top ten draft picks since 2000 who ultimately never reached a deal with the team who drafted them. One. That’s how many of those six players did not accept a deal and returned to college ball their senior year. That one guy is Mark Appel. Each of the previous players