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 36-40: Pirates Take Five Position Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates loaded up on position players, taking five in a row in rounds 36-40.  Nine of the ten picks on day three so far have been position players, with 32nd round pick David Jagoditsh being the only pitcher.  Some of these guys are organizational depth, although a few are college sophomores which means there’s no guarantee they sign this late in the draft. Isaac Ballou, CF, 36th Round Ballou was rated as the 14th...

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