Jonathan Mayo released his second mock draft on Friday and he still believes that the Pittsburgh Pirates will take Wichita State first baseman Casey Gillaspie. Mayo’s first mock draft was two weeks ago and at that time, Gillaspie was being mentioned often for the Pirates. That talk has died down a little until now. Gillaspie would give the Pirates a switch-hitting first baseman with power, who should move through the system quickly.
Yesterday saw a new mock draft from Baseball America that had high school outfielder Monte Harrison going to the Pirates. We also saw rankings from MLB.com that had prep pitcher Luis Ortiz ranked 24th overall. Both of players have been mentioned often for Pittsburgh, including Harrison going to the Pirates in the first mock draft from Jim Callis, who splits the draft coverage at MLB.com with Mayo.
Mayo has Harrison going 20th overall to the Tampa Bay Rays, while Ortiz is going 26th to the Boston Red Sox.
You can see videos and scouting reports from these three players here: