2011 Draft Day Three: Pirates Go Heavy on Bats

On day two of the MLB draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates went heavy on prep players, taking high schoolers with 15 of their first 19 selections on the day.  15 of their 29 picks on the day were pitchers, 16 if you count Aaron Brown, who is a two way player that was selected as a right fielder. On day three, the Pirates did two things.  They went heavy on college players, and they went heavy on bats.  The Pirates took just two prep players...

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Rounds 46-50: Pirates Close Out 2011 Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates closed out their 2011 draft by selecting three more position players.  The highlight of rounds 46-50 was 47th round pick Jordan Deluca, who comes from Saxton, PA, just south of Altoona.  Deluca has a commitment to Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He displays good speed and a good arm, making him a good fit for center field. Jeff Schalk, RF, 46th Round Schalk ranked 50th in a weak Illinois draft class.  He is...

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