Mark Appel – 7.0 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 0 HR, W (6-1)
Kevin Gausman – 6.0 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 0 HR, ND
Kyle Zimmer – 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 1 HR, ND
Deven Marrero – 5-for-12 (.417), 2 R, 2 2B, 3B, 2 BB, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Mike Zunino – 7-for-21 (.333), 1 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB
-On Thursday I ranked the players at the top of the draft.
–Keith Law says that he keeps hearing Pittsburgh connected to Deven Marrero at number eight. He mentions it’s a great buy low opportunity, getting a guy who was a top five pick before the year.
-In that link, Law also mentions that the talent in the first round drops off at eighth. That was my take in my rankings on Thursday, although Law has Max Fried in his top seven, and I have Lucas Giolito.
-Mike Zunino and Florida resume their schedule on Thursday.
-Deven Marrero and Arizona State resume their schedule on Friday.
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.
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