Earlier tonight I posted a roundup of the mock drafts that have been released in the last day, noting that Gerrit Cole was the projected pick for the Pittsburgh Pirates in three of the four drafts. Since then, Dejan Kovacevic reports that he is hearing that the Pirates will take Cole with the first overall pick on Monday.
The mock drafts all mentioned that the Pirates hadn't finalized their decision yet, although DK would most likely have better access to this type of information. Keith Law, who was correct on Jameson Taillon last year, and who had the Tony Sanchez pick before anyone in 2009, mentioned in his mock draft that he hears the Pirates are looking to take a pitcher.
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