Over the weekend, Jim Callis from MLB Pipeline tried his hand at a mock draft for the entire first round of the 2018 amateur draft, which begins three weeks from today. As a side note to his pick for the Pittsburgh Pirates in this mock draft, the Pirates have the next pick after the first round (36th overall), so the back of the list from Callis serves as some strong possibilities for that second pick that the Pirates will make on day one of the draft.
For the tenth overall pick to the Pirates, Callis went with Wisconsin high school outfielder Jarred Kelenic, an 18-year-old lefty bat, who has at least average tools across the board. Kelenic gets plus grades for his hitting and his arm, while his speed is above average. He also has raw power, which could develop as he continues to fill o...
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