While we were doing the players pages on Wednesday for the last 30 picks, updating the running article, sending out tweets for every pick and updating the draft tracker, I wasn't able to get a great look at many of the 15 picks that Tim Williams posted about. I was busy writing up my 15 players, as well as posting the Matt Frawley trade news and writing up Francisco Cervelli coming off the disabled list. After that, I started the Prospect Watch and the Morning Report, so you could say it was a hectic day.
On Thursday I was able to look over the players Tim covered and get a better sense of the draft, so I figured I'd give some thoughts on it this morning.
The Pirates did what I would have done in this draft, which I mentioned in yesterday's Morning Report. They got a big college bat ...
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