Five takeaways from the Pirates’ Day 1 draft haul | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Five takeaways from the Pirates’ Day 1 draft haul | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1. Quinn Priester fits the mold Tall, athletic, two-sport, right-handed prep pitcher? Yup. The Pirates have selected similar players before, most recently Braxton Ashcraft, their second-round pick last year out of a Texas high school. Like Ashcraft, Priester, the Pirates’ first-round pick at…

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The MVP Machine: A Thought-Provoking Exploration of Player Development’s New Era | The Hardball Times

The MVP Machine: A Thought-Provoking Exploration of Player Development’s New Era | The Hardball Times A crucial part of The MVP Machine’s thesis is that the technological and developmental breakthroughs we’re seeing in baseball today were never inevitable. Most of the players who pioneered new swing paths or throwing programs did so not because of…

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