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 Post subject: Pirates with best draft class in decades
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:28 am 
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The headlines are going to be flying around very quickly, if not already, as the Pirates just had possibly their best draft class in decades and got top end talent later in the draft by using the money saved with a cheap #1 pick (Tony Sanchez) to get quality high school players to go pro and not to college.

According to John Perrotto, Pirates sign Zach Von Rosenberg
http://www.piratesreport.com/page/conte ... l?nav=5008

2009 Draft Class
http://mlb.mlb.com/team/draft.jsp?c_id=pit

A draft signing tracker for Pirates
http://www.buccofans.com/2009/06/2009-p ... -pick.html

Fans have to be happy with C Tony Sanchez, RHP Brooks Pounders, OF Evan Chambers, LHP Zach Dodson, RHP Zach Von Rosenberg, RHP Turnver Stevenson, and LHP Colton Cain.

Now with $1-2 million left in the draft budget, they have some money to sign a few over-slot deals with position players. Team is weak at 1b, SS and 2B in the low minors... not to say AAA and AA are ripe with great talent either at those positions but long-term depth needs to be in all levels at A-ball.

Next guys to target are CF Matt Den dekker, LHP Matt Dermody, and RF Zach Taylor.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates with best draft class in decades
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:03 pm 
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Great post and great news! This is very exciting. We obviously don't have much to root for this year but we are finally rebuilding and spending money.

BTW - Jim Calis from BA said recently that ZVR would be the #8 prospect in our farm system on day 1.

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