2014 Pirates Draft Preview

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Preview

Draft Notes
The Bucs will make five picks in the first 100. Pittsburgh’s first choice will come at 24. This will be the latest that the Pirates will make their first round selection since 1991 when they took catcher Jon Farrell at 24. Over the last decade, the Bucs have hit on first round choices like Gerrit Cole (in 2011), Pedro Alvarez (in 2008), Andrew McCutchen (in 2005) and Neil Walker (in 2004).

With much of their last two draft’s still developing in their farm system, the Pirates will look to choose from a bevy of talented prospects like Monte Harrison (OF/Lee’s Summit West High School), Casey Gillaspie (1B/Wichita State), or Derek Fisher (OF/Virginia). Will they choose an experience college player or will they go on potential of a high schooler? Time will tell. Over the weekend, general manager Neal Huntington traded away reliever Bryan Morris to the Marlins for the 39th choice in this draft.

Draft Order for 1st 3 Rounds
1st Round – 24th pick
1st Round (Competitive Balance Round A) – 39th pick
2nd Round – 64th pick
2nd Round (Competitive Balance Round B) – 73rd pick
3rd Round – 100th pick

Former First Round Draft Picks
2013 – 9th pick: Reese McGuire, C/Kentwood HS (WA)
2013 – 14th pick: Hunter Renfroe, OF/Mississippi State
2012 – 8th pick: Mark Appel, P/Stanford
2011 – 1st pick: Gerrit Cole, P/UCLA
2010 – 2nd pick: Jameson Tallion, P/The Woodlands HS (TX)
2009 – 4th pick: Tony Sanchez, C/Boston College
2008 – 2nd pick: Pedro Alvarez, 3B/Vanderbilt
2007 – 4th pick: Daniel Moskos, P/Clemson
2006 – 4th pick: Brad Lincoln, P/Houston
2005 – 11th pick: Andrew McCutchen, OF/Ft. Meade HS (FL)
2004 – 11th pick: Neil Walker, C-3B/Pine Richland HS (PA)
2003 – 8th pick: Paul Maholm, P/Mississippi State
2002 – 1st pick: Bryan Bullington, P/Ball State
2001 – 8th pick: John Van Benschoten, P/Kent State
2000 – 19th pick: Sean Burnett, P/Wellington Community (FL)
1999 – 8th pick: Bobby Bradley, P/Wellington Community (FL)
1998 – 15th pick: Clint Johnson, 1B/Vanderbilt
1997 – 8th pick: J.J. Davis, OF/Baldwin Park HS (CA)
1996 – 1st pick: Kris Benson, P/Clemson
1995 – 10th pick: Chad Hermansen, SS/Green Valley HS (NV)
1994 – 11th pick: Mark Farris, SS/Angleton HS (TX)
1993 – 22nd pick: Charles Peterson, OF/Laurens District HS (SC)
1992 – 23rd pick: Jason Kendall, C-OF/Torrance HS (CA)
1991 – 24th pick: Jon Farrell, C-OF/Florida Junior College
1990 – 5th pick: Kurt Miller, P/West HS (CA)
1989 – 18th pick: Willie Green, SS/Jones County HS (GA)
1988 – 13th pick: Austin Manahan, SS/Horizon HS (AZ)
1987 – 2nd pick: Mark Merchant, OF/Oviedo HS (FL)
1986 – 1st pick: Jeff King, SS-3B/Arkansas
1985 – 6th pick: Barry Bonds, OF/Arizona State
1984 – 15th pick: Kevin Andersh, P/New Mexico

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