Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Database

In my attempt to build a draft database for the Pirates, I felt it was appropriate to date back to the last draft where the Pirates picked a Hall of Fame player. Unfortunately for me, that was the 1985 draft where they selected Barry Bonds in the first round. Even worse, the results since then have been depressing. If you ever had a doubt as to why the Pirates are in the mess they are in, take 15 minutes and check out this draft...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft History: 1985

BOLD = Pirates didn’t sign player. The Pirates received their second round pick from the Orioles as compensation for signing free agent Lee Lacy. The Pirates gave up the 34th pick in the 2nd round to the Phillies as compensation for signing free agent Sixto Lezcano. The pick was used to draft Bruce...

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