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 41-45: Hibbing Leads the Group

The Pittsburgh Pirates again went heavy with position players in the 41-45 rounds, although they did take two pitchers, and one of them stood out.  42nd round pick Nick Hibbing was considered a potential top 10 round pick up until missing a start with a tender ulnar nerve in his forearm.  He’s got a commitment to Iowa, and the commitment to a major school combined with a 42nd round selection would definitely make him tough to...

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