Jim Callis at MLB Pipeline had high praise for the Pittsburgh Pirates after the draft was completed. He rated the Pirates as having the third best draft class, trailing only the Minnesota Twins and the Cincinnati Reds, the teams with the top two choices in the draft. Besides the top four picks for the Pirates, which were all high upside prep players, Callis also liked Dylan Busby (3rd round), Deon Stafford (fifth round) and sixth rounder Cody Bolton, who has already indicated he will sign.

Keith Law also loved the drafting done by the Pirates, although that was obvious if you saw his rankings. He had Shane Baz rated 11th, Conner Uselton 20th and Steven Jennings 22nd, while also saying that Cal Mitchell had a lot of potential.

Speaking of Jennings, he has indicated that he is signing,...

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