Rum Bunter Radio: Wrapping Up the Pittsburgh Pirates 2021 Draft

Apr 28, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington observes batting practice from the dugout before the game against the Kansas City Royals at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 28, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington observes batting practice from the dugout before the game against the Kansas City Royals at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Pittsburgh Pirates make it out of the 2021 MLB first year player draft looking like bandits. The guys are here to break it down.

In this episode of Rum Bunter Radio the crew is back in full attendance to break down days two and three of the MLB draft. After a surprise from day one, the Pittsburgh Pirates taking Henry Davis out of Louisville, the guys had a feeling day two would be a very fun one, considering all of the money saved on Davis.

All three of the Pirates picks in rounds two and three come out of high school, and after the steal at no. 1 overall, Pittsburgh found themselves in a great spot to sign all three day two guys. Day two did not disappoint! After selecting Anthony Solometo at number thirty-seven, the Pirates were able to steal two more top 30 draft prospects in Lonnie White Jr. and Bubba Chandler.

The second day saw rounds 2-10, day three serving as round 11-20. Throughout the rest of the episode the crew details the remaining selections, and who they expect to sign with the Pirates. Braylon Bishop, a high schooler out of Texarkana, Arkansas, made it obvious on Twitter he would not be signing his contract, but after several hours that debate was reopened. So the team talks about who else could be an over-slot deal from day 3 if not Bishop.

In the final portion of the episode the crew tackles the questions we were all wondering; How soon do we see these players, and where will they fit in? The RBR breaks down everything you need to know from the 2021 MLB draft and gets you set for the future of Pirates baseball.

Will Adam Frazier, or a lack thereof, add to this already deadly young crop of talent? Time will tell, but after an incredible three days of drafting, you feel very confident about your future as a Pirates fan.

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Batten down the hatches, clear the decks, Rum Bunter Radio’s full 2021 Pittsburgh Pirates draft breakdown is here!

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