For the first time in two decades, the Pirates actually picked 20th or lower in the first round of the MLB Draft.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates, to borrow a popular lyric from the rapper Drake, “started from the bottom, now [they’re] here.” But how did they get to the pinnacle of the National League, recording win No. 70 faster than any Pirate team since 1972?
The Pirates 14th overall selection in the 2013 MLB Draft, High School Catcher Reese McGuire joined the Pirates pregame show with Dan Zangrilli and Vinnie Richichi to talk about what it felt like getting taken so high in the draft.
This time, the Houston Astros couldn’t resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick.
With the first overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, the Houston Astros have taken Stanford pitcher Mark Appel who turned down the Pirates after they drafted him at eight overall last year.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates have promoted 20-year-old pitcher Jameson Taillon to the Altoona Curve, the club’s Double-A affiliate, it was announced Friday afternoon. This pairs Taillon with Curve starter Gerrit Cole, the other top pitching prospect in the Pirates’ system.
The Pirates’ off day was a busy one for WPIAL baseball on the field, whereas the WPIAL’s off day was a busy one for the Pirates.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Here’s a look at who the Buccos drafted in each round Wednesday.
High School pitching prospect Jonathan Sandfort joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about getting drafted by the Pirates, and whether or not he’ll pass on his commitment to the University of Florida.
Pirates President Frank Coonelly joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about the drafting of Stanford Starting Pitcher Mark Appel in the first round of the MLB Draft, as well as the new slotting system for the draft, and where the team could run into penalties for overpaying players.
Pirates Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Development, Kyle Stark joined the Fan Morning Show to talk about the Pirates’ first-round draft pick, Mark Appel.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Texas Tech outfielder Barrett Barnes with the 45th overall pick of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft Monday night.
(93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Stanford right-handed pitcher Mark Appel with the eighth overall pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft Monday.
The MLB Draft begins tonight. The Pirates hold the No. 8 overall pick, and to preview the Pirates’ selections, the Fan Morning Show was joined by MLB.com draft expert, Jonathan Mayo.
Andrew is joined by ROOT Sports Pirates analyst Kent Tekulve to talk Bucs. Kent agrees that maintaining a routine is important for any player.