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Pirates sign four more draft picks

The Pirates announced four more draft signings Thursday, bringing the total number of players signed to 23.

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Pirates, top pick Travis Swaggerty reportedly nearing a deal

The Pirates and first-round draft pick Travis Swaggerty are nearing a deal, according to a report.

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Pirates sign nine more players to their 2018 draft class

The Pirates signed nine more players from their 2018 draft class Wednesday, bringing their total inked in this cycle to 19. 

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Several Top 10 Picks Sign

The draft is over a week removed.  The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed quite a few of their top picks in the top 10 rounds. So far the Pittsburgh Pirates have not announced any signings of their top picks from this year’s draft.  While it can be frustrating to see other teams signing their top picks, […] Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Several Top 10 Picks Sign - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pirates sign seven draft picks

PHOENIX — The Pirates on Monday announced that they had signed seven players from the 2018 amateur draft. They are:

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Travis Swaggerty a Top 100 Prospect

With the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft finishing up last week new prospect lists are starting to take form.  FanGraphs released their new top 131 prospect list. Every Major League Baseball team added new prospects to their pipeline’s last week during the MLB draft.  The Pittsburgh Pirates were in prime spots over the last two years […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Travis Swaggerty a Top 100 Prospect - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Travis Swaggerty’s Timeline

When the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted outfielder Travis Swaggerty 10th overall in this year’s draft, many wondered how he would fit into the team’s outfield.  So what is his MLB timeline? On Monday, the Pittsburgh Pirates shocked many by taking University of South Alabama star outfielder Travis Swaggerty.  The reason it was a shock was mainly […] Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Travis Swaggerty’s Timeline - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: Big Starts from Brubaker and Hearn

The Pittsburgh Pirates saw two of their more intriguing prospect arms post really strong starts last night.  Here is what they did. With just being days removed from the Major League Baseball Draft, one should remember that the top names are not always the ones who flourish.  In fact, sometimes a team’s success comes from […] Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: Big Starts from Brubaker and Hearn - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft News: Braxton Ashcraft Agrees to Terms

Yesterday it was reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates and Gunnar Hoglund agreed to terms.  It seems that they also have reached an agreement with their second-round pick. The Pittsburgh Pirates finished up their draft yesterday by drafting players in rounds 11-40.  However, before it was all said and done it was being reported that they […] Pittsburgh Pirates Draft News: Braxton Ashcraft Agrees to Terms - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Pick for Rounds 8-10

The Pittsburgh Pirates finished up the second day of their 2018 MLB Draft a little while ago.  They made three more selections in rounds 8, 9, and 10. For day two of the draft, Pittsburgh Pirates have focused mainly on college players.  That did not change with their selections over the last three rounds of […] Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Pick for Rounds 8-10 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Pick Number 144

The 2018 MLB Draft is underway. The Pittsburgh Pirates 144th overall pick in the fourth round has come and gone.  The Pirates have selected Grant Koch with their third selection of the second day. The Pirates selected an athletic collegiate outfielder from South Alabama in Travis Swaggerty with their first pick of the draft, and followed that […] Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Pick Number 144 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Pick Number 86

The 2018 MLB Draft is underway. The Pittsburgh Pirates 86th overall pick in the second round has come and gone.  The Pirates have selected Connor Kaiser with their first selection of the second day. The Pirates selected an athletic collegiate outfielder from South Alabama in Travis Swaggerty with their first pick of the draft, and followed that […] Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Pick Number 86 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Picks Number 174 and 204

The 2018 MLB Draft is underway. The Pittsburgh Pirates 174th and 204th overall pick in the fourth round has come and gone.  The Pirates have selected Michael Flynn and Brett Kinneman with their fourth and fifth selections of the second day. The Pirates selected an athletic collegiate outfielder from South Alabama in Travis Swaggerty with their first […] Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Picks Number 174 and 204 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Pick Number 36 Analysis

The 2018 MLB Draft is underway. The Pittsburgh Pirates 36th overall pick in the competitive balance A round has come and gone.  The Pirates have selected Gunnar Hoglund with their second of selection of the day. After selecting South Alabama outfielder Travis Swaggerty with the tenth overall pick, perhaps his player comp in a best case scenario […] Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Pick Number 36 Analysis - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Pick Number 10 Analysis

The 2018 MLB Draft is underway. The Pittsburgh Pirates 10th overall pick in the first round has come and gone.  The Pirates have selected Travis Swaggerty with their first selection of the day. The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected outfielder Travis Swaggerty from South Alabama, and the junior doesn’t turn 21 until August.  He is the fourth top […] Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Pick Number 10 Analysis - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Recapping Day 1 of the MLB Draft for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Day one of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft is in the books. Here is a recap of the day the Pittsburgh Pirates had. The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the first day of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft with three picks to be made. Holding the 10th, 36th, and 51st overall picks, Neal Huntington and […] Recapping Day 1 of the MLB Draft for the Pittsburgh Pirates - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2018 Draft: #10 Overall Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates officially were on the clock and made their pick. The team had the #10 overall pick in the first round. The Pittsburgh Pirates had the number 10 overall pick in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft. They were able to add another high-end talent to an already strong farm system. With […] Pittsburgh Pirates 2018 Draft: #10 Overall Pick - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2018 Draft: #51 Overall Pick

After taking a college outfielder and a high school right-handed pitcher, the Pittsburgh Pirates made their second-round pick at number 51 overall. The Pittsburgh Pirates were able to add two very intriguing prospects with their first two picks in the draft.  At pick number 10 they took college outfielder Travis Swaggerty.  Then they added a […] Pittsburgh Pirates 2018 Draft: #51 Overall Pick - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pirates reportedly poised to sign Gunnar Hoglund as MLB draft continues

The Pirates selected several college players in the amateur draft Tuesday and appear close to a deal with at least one of their top picks.

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2018 Draft: #36 Overall Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates made their number 10 overall pick and now have made their number 36 overall pick.  They added a quality outfield prospect at number 10, so what did they add at number 36? The Pittsburgh Pirates also had the number 36 overall pick in the draft.  This pick came after the first round […] Pittsburgh Pirates 2018 Draft: #36 Overall Pick - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pirates select college outfielder Travis Swaggerty with first-round pick in MLB draft

The Pirates drafted South Alabama outfielder Travis Swaggerty with their first selection of Monday’s amateur draft.

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Pittsburgh Pirates News: Gunnar Hoglund Agrees to Terms

Just one day has passed since the Pittsburgh Pirates invested their number 36 overall pick on prep pitcher Gunnar Hoglund.  According to a report out of Florida he has agreed to terms. Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates spent their Competitive Balance draft pick on prep right Gunnar Hoglund.  Hoglund was the number 36 overall pick in the […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Gunnar Hoglund Agrees to Terms - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Tigers draft OF Parker Meadows with No. 44 overall pick

The Georgia prep outfielder is the younger brother of Pirates top prospect Austin Meadows. The Detroit Tigers selected Georgia high school outfielder Parker Meadows with the No. 44 overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft on Monday evening. Meadows is an athletic player who projects as a power-hitting corner outfielder. He is the younger brother of Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Austin Meadows. The Tigers were closely linked with the younger Meadows throughout the draft cycle. FanGraphs’ prospect team noted that the Tigers were scouting Meadows earlier in the draft cycle, and that the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Final Mocks for 2018 MLB Draft

It is finally draft day and the Pittsburgh Pirates have the 10th pick tonight.  Here is one last look at the mock drafts leading up to the event. Tonight marks the start of new careers that will be closely followed by many fans across the MLB.  However, tonight is also one of the most important […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Final Mocks for 2018 MLB Draft - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Josh Bell’s Struggles May Be Due To His Launch Angle

What is wrong with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ slugging first baseman this season? In the 2011 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft the Pittsburgh Pirates selected high school hitter Josh Bell in the second round of the draft. Bell was already enrolled at the University of Texas, which was the only reason he was not drafted in […] Josh Bell’s Struggles May Be Due To His Launch Angle - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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As MLB draft approaches, Pirates remember their experiences

ST. LOUIS — The timer on the television screen in the Musgrove household ticked down to less than a minute. The Toronto Blue Jays were on the clock with the 46th overall pick in the 2011 draft, and Joe Musgrove, his family and a few friends were gathered to watch.

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Pittsburgh Pirates: New Mock Draft with Prep Pitchers

The MLB Draft is officially just days away.  The Pittsburgh Pirates will be on the clock at pick ten on Monday, June 4th. Here is the latest mocked pick for the Bucs. Well, it is officially MLB draft month.  With the calendar turning from May to June today, the biggest event on the MLB calendar for […] Pittsburgh Pirates: New Mock Draft with Prep Pitchers - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More