The first round of the 2011 MLB Draft was last night, with the Pittsburgh Pirates selecting Gerrit Cole. Throughout the draft, I held a five hour and 20 minute chat, talking about the pick, keeping track of the draft, discussing players in the system, and talking about some day two options. Below is the transcript.

2011 MLB Draft Live Chat...

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