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Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

Posted on: June 4, 2011 11:48 am
Edited on: June 4, 2011 7:15 pm
 
Gerrit ColeBy C. Trent Rosecrans 

It looks as if the Pirates will take UCLA right-hander Gerrit Cole with the No. 1 pick in Monday's first round of the MLB Draft, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Dejan Kovacevic reports.

Cole had been seen by many as the top prospect available, but it wasn't as clear-cut as it had been the last two seasons when the Nationals took Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg.

Cole is 6-8 with a 3.31 ERA for the Bruins this season, striking out 119 in 114 1/3 innings, walking 24. Despite his good, but not great numbers, he throws 100 mph and stands 6-foot-4, 220 pounds and has no injury history.

The Yankees took Cole with their first-round pick in 2008, 28th overall. Instead, he chose to go to UCLA.

Friday, I took a look at nine other names you should know for Monday's first round of the draft.

Most expect the Mariners, with the No. 2 pick, to take a position player. That will likely be Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon -- or they could surprise and take Kansas high school outfielder Bubba Starling.

The Diamondbacks pick third and seventh, in what may be their most important draft in years.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:53 am
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:43 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

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Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: June 5, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

They weren't able to buy the best 3 free agents for 1 year, they will be throwing money around like crazy to every top free agent again this offseason. Try to come up with a better post next time. You should think a little more before making dumb posts.
Who else besides Cliff Lee did the Yankees try to "buy"??  They weren't interested in signing Crawford or Werth and wanted nothing to do with trading for Grienke.  If Cashman had his way, they wouldn't have signed Soriano either. 



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

hmmm. i think that the baseball draft is more of a crapshoot than the other sports. granted strasberg was showing his potential last year before he got hurt. more top picks fail then succeed, plus alot of the high school seniors do decide to go to college and play there instead of lanquishing in the minors for a few years. the teams that draft high schoolers should try to convince him to play in the minors before drafting him(if allowed).



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: June 5, 2011 12:44 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

Here's a link to a mock draft  - looks like Cole is the consensus #1.  A lot of great prospects to choose from after that - Cole's teammate Trevor Bauer looks like a potential star.



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: June 5, 2011 10:13 am
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

Its both of you..the Yankees continue to give idiots like you two less and less amunition..nevermind the fact that Yankee scouts selected a guy at 28th that is now the consensus #1..its that farm system that put them in play on greinke..as far as Cliff Lee goes..I was in the minority of fans that didn't want him and saying that he just wasn't worth the money...HE'S NOT..PERIOD!!If Cashman was allowed full autonomy..both Arod and Soriano would have been different contracts...Its a fact that the gaps in team salaries are closing because the Yanks have proved that putting a winning product on the field is profitable...and it makes baseball fun for us...and as the 80's and oo's have shown..you STILL need to pay the right players...there are after all 800 to chose from!!!!



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: June 5, 2011 10:07 am
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

Great weekend in the burgh.  It's good to see and hear a full house at PNC. Sweeping the Phils with their #1 pitcher on the mound will be icing on the cake.  I got my broom.  Go bucs.




Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: June 5, 2011 10:01 am
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

I was wondering if the Mets could fill their whole roster in Mondays draft so we can finally put an end to this disgusting season. I am kinda rooting for the buccos to pound the phillies today, that would be a great story. The phillies are hurting right now for some odd reason. Who are the Mets looking at in this draft-anyone know?



Since: Jul 23, 2010
Posted on: June 5, 2011 9:33 am
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

This guy forgets that 2 years ago the Yankees bought the world. Just cause Boston bought more players than the Yankees 1 year doesnt mean the Yankees aren't what they are, the team that buys everybody else's players. They weren't able to buy the best 3 free agents for 1 year, they will be throwing money around like crazy to every top free agent again this offseason. Try to come up with a better post next time. You should think a little more before making dumb posts.



Since: Feb 1, 2010
Posted on: June 5, 2011 8:38 am
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

He has a great arm, now he needs a pitching coach to help with location and for him to develop a curveball. It's worth the risk, but not in the first round top 10.


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