The Pirates completed day two of the 2017 MLB draft, going very college heavy, but taking one high school player -- sixth round prep pitcher Cody Bolton. The Pirates have now taken pitchers and position players from both the prep and college ranks in this draft, giving some good balance for their first 12 picks.
We wrote about each player individually today, and have player pages for each pick below:
3 - Dylan Busby, 3B
4 - Jason Delay, C
5 - Deon Stafford, C
6 - Cody Bolton, RHP
7 - Jared Oliva, CF
8 - Blake Weiman, LHP
9 - Bligh Madris, OF
10 - Beau Sulser, RHP
At the end of day two, Pirates' scouting director Joe DelliCarri talked with the media about the new picks, shedding some more light on what they liked about those players.
The Position Players
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