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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.

More MLB Draft coverage.  

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Comments

Since: Aug 31, 2009
Posted on: June 4, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

The Butt pirates will groom he to help out the big market teams! Shouldn't the pirates be a minor league franchise?



Since: May 2, 2011
Posted on: June 4, 2011 6:05 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

i take that back -- can't even hate on the pirates they are so bad 



Since: May 2, 2011
Posted on: June 4, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

the pirates are you we thought they were - SUCK


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Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: June 4, 2011 5:07 pm
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Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: June 4, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

I love all the stupid Yankee haters that are jumping for joy because some kid who nobody has any idea if he is even going to make it to the major leagues decides to attend college instead of pitch in the Yankee farm system. This kind of thing happens all the time to the rest of the teams in baseball, not just the Yankees. 



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: June 4, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

OK so besides all the Yankee bashing, and let's remember that the good ole Red Sucks are the new leaders in the free agent sign everone you can market, not the Yankees.  But this guy, if he turns out to be the horse everyone says what makes anyone in their right minds say he will stay with the Pirates, they aren't exactly willing and know for opening the bank vault and paying players what they are worth.  He may get drafted by them, he may stay with them until he reaches the big leagues for good, then it'll be bye bye Pitt and hello big market team with big market bucks, no the Pitt Bucks.



Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: June 4, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

He stiffed the Yankees.....I like him already !



Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: June 4, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

The Pirates played it safe for far too long, with supposedly safe, reliable low-upside guys.  They turned out to be mostly no-upside.  I'm glad to see them saying in effect, "Sometimes you just gotta say, 'WTF'."  Take the chance, roll the dice, and if he turns out to be that good, it'll be great for Pittsburgh and a nice, sharp stick in the eye for the Yankees.



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: June 4, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

Destiny

We are talking about the Pirates, sometimes stats tell the true picture...

+ His workouts are 2nd to none...HE IS A WORK HORSE...



Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: June 4, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

they had good reason -- check this out -- http://www.nj.com/yankees/i
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That may be true in his heart but he WILL be whoever pays him.    


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