2018 Draft

2018 Draft Preview: Pirates Have Tenth Pick in a Strong Draft Class

2018 Draft Preview: Pirates Have Tenth Pick in a Strong Draft Class
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have the tenth overall draft pick in the 2018 amateur draft. It's their highest draft pick since they took Austin Meadows with the ninth overall pick in 2013. Back in November, the Pirates received the highest Competitive Balance pick in the draft. While every draft is important, the placement of these picks makes it a significant year to follow the coverage. This is considered by many to be a strong draft class at the top with a lot of depth.

Over the years, we have switched up our draft coverage and last year's model seemed to work the best. Instead of giving a lot of game recaps like we did in the past, we concentrated on players who were mentioned around the 12th overall spot last year. Since Shane Baz was consistently in that area, anyone who followed our dra...

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2018 Draft
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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