The 2017 amateur draft begins one month from today, as the Pirates will make their first four selections that night. During the three-day event, they will select a total of 42 players. I can safely say that they will not end up signing all 42 players. Last year they took 41 players total and ended up signing 28 of them. Two of the players they didn't sign, ended up agreeing to deals, only to decide to go back to school before signing. That happened during the previous draft as well. I wanted to take a look at the 13 players who decided to return to school for 2017 and check their progress. Of those players, 11 are eligible to be drafted this season. I've noted the two other players below.

Nick Lodolo - One of the two players who aren't eligible to be drafted in 2017. He turned down $1,7...

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