The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted a total of 41 players last year and they ended up signing 28 of those players. Out of the 13 who didn't sign, 11 of them are draft eligible again this year. The only two exceptions are 41st overall pick Nick Lodolo, who went to TCU and 24th round pick Austin Bodrato, who attends Florida. Lodolo isn't eligible to be drafted again until 2019, while Bodrato will be a draft-eligible sophomore next year due to his age.

We posted an article last week which mentioned that Baseball America expanded the draft prospects list to 500 spots. They do that every year and it's a list we often reference during the draft, even if the Pirates don't make many picks from the list. When they make their first pick who is a player not in the top 500, it will be noted, and you hop...

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