The 2017 MLB amateur draft is now just under two months away. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 12th overall pick, which has been the focus of our draft coverage. I wanted to switch that up a little and look at two players who could be options for their 42nd overall pick, which was the compensation pick for not signing Nick Lodolo last year. Both of these players have made some moves up the draft ladder recently, so it may be too soon to completely write them off for the 12th overall pick, but to do that, they would need to continue to show improvements and impress scouts. If you missed it from last week, the Pirates received their official slot totals and their pool increased over the estimated totals from earlier this year.

Baseball America recently highlighted two interesting players, ...

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