Kevin Goldstein’s Updated Mock Draft Has Big Changes For Pirates

Earlier today Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus released a mock draft with his top ten picks. The Pirates were taking Deven Marrero in the mock draft, as Goldstein noted that everyone in the industry had them taking the shortstop.

Goldstein updated his draft board today after a lot of phone calls, and has a totally different result. This time he has Florida catcher Mike Zunino falling to the Pirates with the eighth pick. He notes that few teams from picks nine to 20 have Deven Marrero in their mix. He also points out that Zunino is far better, and could make up for Tony Sanchez’s disappointing results.

I’ve previously pointed out that Zunino would be the best case scenario for the Pirates. I think you could make an argument for Carlos Correa, if he sticks at shortstop, but Correa doesn’t have a shot at falling, while it seems more likely that Zunino could fall to eight overall.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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