The Pirates had eight picks on day two of the 2018 MLB draft. They used all eight picks to take players from the college ranks.

They've gone college heavy in the past. The 2015 draft saw all college guys in rounds 3-10, although one of them -- fourth rounder Jacob Taylor -- was from the JuCo ranks. Casey Hughston, the third round pick that year, was a college sophomore. They took all college players in 2014, except for seventh round prep shortstop Nelson Jorge. Every other draft under the current system has seen a few prep players taken in the middle rounds, and the Pirates went prep heavy before the draft changed in 2012.

This is the first year they've taken all college juniors or seniors in rounds 3-10, providing a more extreme approach to what the current draft has become. Because...

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