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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: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2011 2:08 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

Hit and Run 2, you draft a player for his potential, not for what his stats are today.  Cole has the tools to be a top of the rotation starter. 




Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: June 4, 2011 1:49 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

Sorry born and raised

PHILLIES  



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: June 4, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

Not even the best pitcher on his team...
You are the Pirates for god sakes...
TAKE BAUER.... 



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: June 4, 2011 1:47 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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Since: Jun 23, 2007
Posted on: June 4, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

It's just you.  Lots of teams take chances with kids who have to decide whether to go to college or jump to the pros.  
 



Since: Jun 29, 2009
Posted on: June 4, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Report: Pirates to take Cole No. 1

I bet the yankees thought Cole would sign with them because they are the yankees.  Is it just me or is the new york yankees mystique a thing of the past!??!


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