Originally written on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 6/7/13
With the 51st pick in the 2013 draft, the Pirates took a left-handed California high school pitcher named Blake Taylor. Taylor's only 17 years old, he currently throws his fastball in the low 90s, and he's 6'3." He's your protypical projectible high school pitcher, with his extremely young age making him particularly interesting. From what I can tell, he's a solid pick at 51 though he's (say it with me now) awfully raw.  One of the immediate questions that I'm getting asked a lot about Austin Meadows and Reese McGuire is whether or not the Pirates will have any trouble signing them. I honestly don't see any reason to think that either one will be a tough sign; Bill Brink talked to both of them tonight and McGuire's already said he's leaning towards signing with the Pirates while Meadows "has a decision to make." Both of these guys were heavily scouted by the teams picking in the top 15 (including the Pirates) and I didn't see any indication that either one would be a hard sign. ...
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