Cole Tucker had interest from at least five teams on draft day.
When the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Cole Tucker with the 24th overall pick in the 2014 draft, it came as a surprise. Tucker wasn't connected to the Pirates at all leading into the draft. He wasn't ranked as a guy who could go in the first round. If there's one person who wasn't surprised, it was Tucker.
"I knew going into the day that I was going to go somewhere in the top 30-40 picks," Tucker said. "I knew the Pirates were in the mix. They had pick 24 and pick 39. I was happy they popped me. They want me here, I want to be here, it's a perfect fit."
After the pick, Neal Huntington said that they didn't think Tucker would fall to the number 39 pick. They were probably correct. In the days following the draft, we star...
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