2011 Draft Day Two: Pirates Make Another Big Splash in 2nd Round

If Major League Baseball decides to install a hard slotting system in the draft after this year, it will be a massive blow to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have spent the most on draft bonuses in the last three years, and look to spend big again this year.  For the second year in a row, the Pirates saw a projected top 10 pick fall to them in the second round, entirely due to signability issues.  For the second year in a row, the Pirates...

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Rounds 6-10: Pirates Take Three Prep Pitchers

The Pittsburgh Pirates continued a familiar strategy in rounds six through ten, selecting three prep pitchers out of their five picks.  They started out by taking third baseman Daniel Gamache out of Auburn in the sixth round.  In the seventh through ninth rounds they took prep right handers Jake Burnette, Jason Creasy, and Clay Holmes respectively.  Holmes was rated the 140th best prospect in Baseball America’s top 200 rankings....

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