Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Elijah Green vs Druw Jones

DENVER, CO - JULY 10: Elijah Green participates in the Major League Baseball All-Star High School Home Run Derby Finals at Coors Field on July 10, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matt Dirksen/Colorado Rockies/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 10: Elijah Green participates in the Major League Baseball All-Star High School Home Run Derby Finals at Coors Field on July 10, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matt Dirksen/Colorado Rockies/Getty Images) /
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The 2022 draft has two very talented high school outfielders in Druw Jones and Elijah Green. But who should the Pittsburgh Pirates select if they’re available?

This year’s draft is filled with some of the best high school talent fans have seen in years. Dating back to 2011, when MLB Pipeline first started ranking prospects, their top three draft prospects have never been three high schoolers until this year.

Two of those three players we’ll be looking at today. That’s Elijah Green and Druw Jones. They’re ranked as MLB Pipeline’s first and third-best players in the draft. Although FanGraphs isn’t as bullish on the duo as Pipeline, they still are quite high on the two. They have Jones at two and Green at seven.

With the potential of the two being available when the Pittsburgh Pirates are on the clock, who should the Pirates consider? Could the Pirates pass up on Jones to take the risk that comes with Green, or does Jones have too much talent to pass up?

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