Day one of the 2013 MLB Draft is in the books. The Pittsburgh Pirates took Austin Meadows with their first pick, Reese McGuire with their second pick in the first round, and Blake Taylor with their second round pick. For more on the three picks, check out our Day One Recap.
John Dreker and Wilbur Miller have been following the draft prospects all year, and were both following along tonight. Below you will find our thoughts on day one, plus thoughts on all three individual picks.
Tim Williams - I like the picks the Pirates had on day one. I feel they got a lot of value, with Austin Meadows being the biggest value at number nine. It was a surprise to see Reese McGuire drop to 14, and I was fine with him at 9, so I really like him there. It might be tough to pass on Braden Shipley, and that has the potential to be a decision people will look at over the next few years, but I'm on the side that feels McGuire could be a good two-way catcher. In the second round the Pirates took...
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