There is no decision yet, but Cole seems to be the favorite in the latest mock drafts.
The 2011 MLB draft is only three days away, which means we're getting plenty of mock drafts with anticipation about how the draft will play out. Normally we'd at least have a good idea about who the number one pick would be, although with the uncertainty surrounding this draft, the field is wide open. Let's take a look at the recent mock drafts to see who is predicted as the Pirates' first overall pick on Monday:
-Keith Law (6/3/11): Gerrit Cole. Law says that he hears the Pirates are taking a pitcher, which could mean Cole, Danny Hultzen, or possibly even Dylan Bundy.
-Jim Callis (6/3/11): Danny Hultzen. Callis mentions that there's a buzz that the Pirates are leaning towards Hultzen, although he mentions that they might wait to see how people perform this weekend before finalizing things.
-Jonathan Mayo (6/2/11): Gerrit Cole. Mayo mentions that there's no decision yet, which is imp...
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