The 2016 Major League Baseball draft is just two weeks away, taking place on June 9. Using MLB.com, Baseball America, and other various sites, I’ll be finishing my rankings with high school third baseman today and outfielders next week.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are not afraid to go with young position players in the MLB Draft, and they have taken a high school third baseman in the first round with Ke’Bryan Hayes in 2015. However, in Neal Huntington’s tenure as general manager, Hayes is the only high school third baseman he has taken in the first, second and third rounds.
Within the upcoming weeks, after giving out my top eight high school players of each position, more analysis will be focused on who the Pittsburgh Pirates could realistically target at picks number 22 and 41, along with their second round pick. The day before the draft will feature a breakdown of the typical Neal Huntington draft, as we look to provide quality Major League baseball draft previews.
It’s going to be a fun time like any other draft, and the Pirates have shown they won’t shy away from being aggressive in the first, or if not then, in rounds two through five. So here is the first look, top five high school third baseman.
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