The Pirates have been closely associated with Deven Marrero being their 1st round draft pick in the 2012 MLB draft. While I would rather the Bucs select a player with more offensive upside, I do like the pick because Marrero could be a future gold glove shortstop.
There are about half a dozen names that the Pirates have scouted heavily recently including high school southpaw Max Fried. The Pirates have taken a number high upside pitchers over the past 3 drafts and have the best minor league 1-2 punch in terms of stuff in Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon. Both Cole and Taillon look like future aces. The Pirates may be thinking a positional player with the number 8th overall selection.
Marrero is a glove first shortstop who projects to stay at the position throughout his career. Going into the season he was perceived as a top 5 pick, but his offensive stats have taken a dip this season. If Marrero isn't selected by the Bucs, it's predicted that he will fall to the Reds at the 14th overall selection. I can't wait for the MLB draft as I honestly have no idea what the Pirates are planning on doing or who may fall to them.
The Pirates just swept the Cubs in a 3 game series so someone will be winning the Cubs cards.
For those that have won these contests, could you please do a post about your winnings or send me an email so I know that the cards have been received.
LOTS OF PACKAGES WENT OUT LAST TUESDAY!
Let's find out who our winner is this time...
We have a first time winner for the Cubs series.
Dhoff of the great blog Coot Veal and the Vealtones is our winner of the 3 Cubbies cards. Enjoy!
The Pirates are battling the NL Central leaders Cincinnati Reds at home for a 3 game set. Let's hope the Bucs can beat them Redlegs to put them back to at least .500
Let's Go Bucs!!!!
Normal rules apply..
if the Pirates win the series, one person wins the cards by random.org
must say Let's Go Bucs in the comments section (along with anything else you have to say)
If the Reds are your favorite team, you get entered twice (just let me know that you root for the Reds)
Here's this series offerings...
LET'S GO BUCS!!!