Pittsburgh Pirates: Ranking Neal Huntington’s First-Round Picks Part Two
The MLB Draft is just two days away. With that, we continue to rank each of Neal Huntington’s 13 first-round picks from his time as general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today, we finish off the countdown by starting with number seven and working our way up to the top spot.
Former Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington was far from perfect. While, overall, he struggled with the draft, he still made some strong choices, especially in the first-round. These picks played a large role in the Pirates having a winning record four times and making the postseason three times in Huntington’s final seven seasons on the job.
On Sunday, we ranked numbers 8-13. You can read that here. Today, we will start with pick number 7 and work our way up to the Pittsburgh Pirates best first-round draft pick during Huntington’s time as GM.
We will start with a few reminders. First off, readers need to know that this list contains only true first-round picks. So, supplemental picks such as Ke’Bryan Hayes are not eligible to be on the list. This is why there are 13 players that are getting ranked between these two articles.
Additionally, where a player ranks on the list will be dependent upon what they accomplished with the Pittsburgh Pirates and within the organization. If they have since moved on to another organization, how they performed with that team is not a factor.
With all of that said, let’s dive in!