The Pirates have been picking lower in the draft the last few years, and this has brought on a new strategy. They've been focusing heavily on guys who usually meet the following requirements:
**Athletic enough to play a premium defensive position
**Either a lot of power and a decent ability to get on base, or a high average/high OBP and power limited to gap power
For the most part, this has resulted in a lot of high average and high on-base percentage guys with limited power numbers in their young careers. That's not something the Pirates seem to be concerned with, as they either feel that the power will come for some of those guys, or that everything else will be good enough that they won't need big power numbers.
But then there are the few players who actually do have power n...
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