2017 Draft

Draft Prospect Watch: First Mock Draft from Baseball America

Draft Prospect Watch: First Mock Draft from Baseball America
John Dreker

Baseball America posted their first mock draft this week and I wanted to take a look at each player on the list. There is a catch to the list in that the draft only goes up until the tenth pick and the Pittsburgh Pirates pick 12th overall. As of right now, we are still 86 days away from the first day of the draft so a lot can change. I'll say right now, that everyone on this list is still an option for that 12th overall pick, though I'll put an asterisks next to a few names. This list was put together by John Manuel.

We start at the top of the list with Manuel's top pick, Hunter Greene, who is a name I don't expect to mention many times here. For him to drop to the Pirates (here's the asterisk), it would probably mean that Greene got hurt and it wasn't a minor injury. The right-handed p...

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2017 Draft
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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