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First Pitch: Reactions to the Pirates Day One Picks

First Pitch: Reactions to the Pirates Day One Picks

We were going to have a three-part reaction article to the day one picks, similar to what we did for last year's draft. However, I gave a lot of personal opinions in the day one recap, and anything I write here would be just a copy from that article. So if you want my reactions and thoughts on the day one moves, as well as what I think needs to happen for the Pirates to have success with those moves, check out the recap.

John Dreker and Wilbur Miller were working on the player pages today, and you can find the links below. They'll be doing the same thing tomorrow, rotating to provide analysis on each pick. Their reactions on day one are below.

John Dreker

The Pirates made some very strange selections with their first two picks, making the first day look like a bust. We heard they would take the best player available, but that wasn't the case. They took two players that didn't receive any first round mention and let some talented players slip through to other teams before they ...

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