2014-Draft

Prospect Highlights: First Look at Some Draft Picks From Day Two

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected eight players on Friday in the 2014 amateur draft. Yesterday, we posted highlight videos for all four of the picks from the first day of the draft. Today, we take a look at some of the second round picks. You can read about the summary of the second day, along with thoughts on the day here. Videos below courtesy of Big League Futures, Baseball Prospectus, Bearkat Sports Network and Skillshow. You can view each player’s individual player page in the link highlighted under their name.

Jordan Luplow, 3rd Rd.

Taylor Gushue, 4th Rd.

Tyler Eppler, 6th Rd.

Nelson Jorge, 7th Rd.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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