Day two of the draft is over, and all of the slot picks for the 2014 bonus pool have been selected. Just like last night we will give our reactions to the picks. You can check out the recap of the day here. Wilbur Miller and John Dreker were both following the draft today, with the three of us working to find information on the new Pirates prospects. You can find all of our thoughts below.
After the day one picks, I expected a lot of high upside picks, and a few potential over-slot guys, much like we saw on day two last year. Instead, the Pirates went almost entirely with college guys, which isn't a process that provides a lot of high ceilings. It's not like they didn't take the same approach last year, as their total college players on day two this year was just one more than their 2013 total. But last year had really interesting high upside guys like JaCoby Jones, Buddy Borden, and Cody Dickson.
The Pirates added a few more outfielders today, plus two catchers, and ...
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