Keith Law released his second mock draft today for ESPN Insiders. With the eighth pick, he once again had Deven Marrero going to the Pirates. However, he noted that he thinks they’re still exploring other options, despite the industry consensus that Marrero will be the guy.
Law once again mentions Chris Stratton, but this time adds that he’d imagine they would be open to any top guy who fell out of the top seven, using Albert Almora as his example. He concluded by saying that Lucas Giolito could be a possibility there.
Law’s first seven were Mark Appel, Byron Buxton, Mike Zunino, Carlos Correa, Kevin Gausman, Max Fried, and Kyle Zimmer. He had Almora going ninth.
As for Giolito, Law mentioned that teams will be reviewing medical reports with their doctors in the upcoming days, at which point we should get a clearer picture on who is interested in the right handed prep pitcher.Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.
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