Many mock drafts around the web have the Pittsburgh Pirates taking one of these two high school pitchers with the 36th overall selection in the upcoming MLB Draft
The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 36th overall pick in the upcoming draft as a competitive balance pick. There have been many mock drafts coming up as we get closer and closer to the draft. We’re less than a week away at this point, and draft rumors and draft predictions are starting to heat up.
There seems to be a consensus that the Pirates will take Brooks Lee with their 4th overall pick. They have picked a college position player in the first round of the last two drafts. However, this year’s draft is top-heavy with high school talents like Druw Jones, Jackson Holliday, Termarr Johnson, and Elijah Green. Plus, last year, the Pirates were predicted to take Marcelo Mayer, the guy who was considered the best draft prospect.
Mock drafts are just that: predictions. However, I still think it’s worth going through and looking at some of the guys prospect experts have the Pirates taking. They’re much more connected to the professional baseball world than many of us are. Many of the mock drafts have us taking a high school pitcher, so who are these arms that reporters have us taking?