Draft Day Two Recap: Lefty Pitchers, Shortstops, Groundballs, and Upside

Yesterday the Pirates took some high upside guys, drafting Austin Meadows and Reese McGuire in the first round, then taking Blake Taylor in the second. Today they continued going for upside, adding a lot of guys who will need some development, and maybe an adjustment or two, but have the tools, pitches, and skills to pay off if the Pirates’ development system can make the proper changes. “Factoring in some things that...

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Fourth Round: Pirates Draft Cody Dickson

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted LHP Cody Dickson from Sam Houston StateĀ in the fourth round of the MLB draft. Dickson is a 6′ 3″, 180 pound left hander who has had some problems with his delivery, but has a projectable frame and an easy throwing motion. He had a 4.26 ERA in 95 innings this year, with a 91:51 K/BB ratio. That was a big increase in strikeouts from last year, when he had a 46:38 K/BB ratio in 72 innings, along...

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