Pirates Have the Fifth Biggest Draft Pool

Baseball America has released the 2013 draft pools, and the Pittsburgh Pirates come in with the fifth highest total. The Pirates have $8,884,600 to spend, and obviously they’re high up on the list due to having two first round picks. Overall the draft pools are up 8.2 percent over last year.

The Pirates can spend that money in any way they wish. They could go slot on every pick in the top ten rounds, or they could do like they did last year and go well under slot with several guys in the 6-10 range, allowing them to use the money elsewhere in the draft. A lot of that strategy will probably depend on who is there for them early in the draft.

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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