Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Three New College Draft Picks to Follow

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The Pittsburgh Pirates just finished up the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft.  How did they do with some of the other picks?

This year’s Draft class was quite a haul for the Pittsburgh Pirates. If you do not know that at this then you have some catching up to do.  Say what you will about the Buc’s ownership and past, but this new Front Office has put a plan in place and seem to be executing it near perfect.  Yes, rankings only mean so much, development of these prospects means just as much if not more.  However, let’s give the new regime a chance.

Pittsburgh Pirates fans are already seeing the quality of the farm system that Ben Cherington has put together.  Understand he has never changed the course, he said that this team needed more talent in the minor leagues to be competitive.  They have done that part, and those pieces are already producing in the minors.  The target year has always been 2023, nothing has changed from the day the new regime took over.

So how can the 2021 Draft class impact that time frame? Well, first and foremost there are a lot of ways that they could.  Whether it be a player shooting up the system quickly like Henry Davis, or to help sustain the window of winning into 20224, 2025, and beyond.  However, the other way kind of goes along with the thought process of the first idea, college players have a chance to move quickly.

The Bucs did not take as many college players as they did in the 2020 Draft, but they still did use 14 of their picks on college players.  A lot of this was due to trying to save money for some of the bigger bonus prospects.  However, they did grab some intriguing college prospects as well.  The question is which of those college prospects could help this team sooner rather than later?