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Mark Appel struggles in start vs Florida State

Published on June 8, 2012 by in Draft

Mark Appel was on the hill today for the Stanford Cardinal as they opened their three game series in the Super Regionals at Florida State. Appel was selected eighth overall by the Pirates in the MLB Draft on Monday and it was his first game since the draft. Appel cruised through the first three innings

 
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MLB Draft: Day 2 Recap

Published on June 6, 2012 by in Draft

Let’s just dive in. Round 2 – Wyatt Mathisen, C, Calallen HS (TX) Mathisen is an unusual case in that he is being drafted as a catcher, but he only played four games at that position this season in high school. However, scouts think he projects well behind the plate as he was rated as

 
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Pirates draft Barrett Barnes 45th overall

Published on June 4, 2012 by in Draft

The Pirates were awarded one compensation pick in this year’s supplemental round and chose OF Barrett Barnes 45th overall from Texas Tech. Barnes was rated as the 41st best prospect going into the draft by Baseball America. Barnes, 20, hit .325/.419/.597 with nine home runs this season for the Red Raiders. He also stole 19

 
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Pirates select Mark Appel eighth overall

Published on June 4, 2012 by in Draft

With the eighth pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, the Pirates selected RHP Mark Appel from Stanford. The 6’4″ junior is widely considered as the best pitcher in the draft and was even tabbed by some to be the number one overall pick. However, his association with Scott Boras seemed to scare a lot of

 
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Pirates sign both Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell

Published on August 16, 2011 by in Draft

SI’s Jon Heyman first reported just after midnight that the Pirates had signed both Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell. Cole, who was the 1st overall pick in the draft out of UCLA will receive an $8 million signing bonus, which is the highest bonus in draft history. He also signed a Minor League deal so

 
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Pirates sign 37th rounder Rodarrick Jones

Published on August 3, 2011 by in Draft

Pirates Prospects reported today that the Pirates have signed their 37th round pick Rodarrick James. James is an outfielder from Southern College. Compared to other college draftees, Jones looks to be more of a project as he is not quite as polished as his peers. However, he is very athletic and is very toolsy. It

 
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