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.
Final: Pirates 1, Tigers 0 (box) WP: Bryan Morris (3-2, 3.06 ERA) LP: Luke Putkonen (1-1, 1.69 ERA) Let’s start things off at the end. The Pirates started off the bottom of the 11th inning with a Neil Walker single. Andrew McCutchen followed that with a four-pitch walk. Then Gaby Sanchez singled into left field
Final: Pirates 1, Cubs 0 (box) WP: Francisco Liriano (3-0, 1.00 ERA) LP: Jeff Samardzija (2-6, 3.25 ERA) SV: Mark Melancon (1, 0.72 ERA) Francisco Liriano isn’t known to be the most efficient of pitchers, but that’s exactly what he was tonight. The lefty, in his third start of the year, tossed seven shutout innings