The MLB Draft is important to baseball, and especially the Pittsburgh Pirates. These are the best players the Pirates have selected in the first 10 rounds.
The MLB draft is still quickly approaching. We’re just over a month until the Pittsburgh Pirates, and all 29 other MLB teams get to select what they hope are future core pieces for years to come. The draft is vital for a team like the Pirates as they must build from within via player development.
With that being said, the draft has a long history in the Pirates. The amateur draft as we know it today started in 1965. The draft is a long but important process with many rounds. Today, I want to take a look at the best players the Pirates have picked in each of the first ten rounds.
I’m looking at the player’s entire career, not just what they did with the Pittsburgh Pirates if they played with the Pirates at all. Some players had great years with the Pirates but hit their stride once leaving Pittsburgh. So without further ado, let’s get into the tenth round.