Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bucco Rounds 3-5

The Pirates took Alex Dickerson in the third round, an outfielder from Indiana. He was the Big Ten Triple Crown winner and Player of the Year in 2010, but a back injury limited him to not-too-shabby .367/9/49 line in 2011. Dickerson holds the Hoosier career HR mark with 47.

He's not very fast, and the lefty projects as a first baseman in the show. Dickerson was ranked #42 by Baseball America, so Pittsburgh now has drafted three of the top fifty prospects according to the magazine. Dickerson is a senior and should come to terms quickly enough to play some ball this summer.

The Bucs seemed to reach a bit in the fourth round, taking RHP Colten Brewer of Canton HS in Texas, unranked by BA. He was 8-1 with an 1.36 ERA in 56-2/3 innings, walking 20 and whiffing 89. Brewer has a sinking heater, thrown around 90-92, but has yet to develop a dependable breaking pitch. He's a big kid that the Bucs would take on as a development project. The righty has a commitment to Weatherly JC, so he should be signable.

In the fifth round, the Buccos opted for 6'7" RHP Tyler Glasnow, of Hart HS. His stat line is 8-1 with an 1.25 ERA in 67 innings in 2011, with a 99K's and 40 walks. The big guy is only 17, and can already bring it 92-93 MPH. He has a commitment to Portland, and will require overslot to sign.

-- The Mets took Cory Mazzoni of NC State early in the second round. He was the Player of the Year for Seneca Valley HS in 2007, when as a junior he led the Raiders to the state championship. He was 4-6 with a 3.61 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 100 innings with the Wolfpack.

-- The Nats keep going big-time; they selected LHP Matt Purke of TCU in the third round to go with Anthony Rendon. Ted Lerner must be related to Midas.

-- The Brewers chose RHP Andrew Gagnon in the third round. He was drafted in the 10th round by the Pirates in 2008 as a high schooler but opted to attend Long Beach State.

-- Justin Bianco, a CF'er for Peters Township HS, was a third round pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The lefty was a Pitt recruit and helped take the Indians to the WPIAL AAAA championship game. He had a batting line of .582/2/29 this year.

-- The Dodger's claimed Plum's RHP Scott McGough, drafted by the Pirates in the 46th round of 2008 when he was a prep player, but who went on to Oregon instead. The junior reliever was 3-6-5 with a 3.59 ERA and 62 K's in 57-2/3 innings. McGough is a fastball (92-94)/slider pitcher.

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