Pittsburgh Pirates: 10 Years and 10 Rounds of the 2013 MLB Draft

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The Pittsburgh Pirates selected right-handed pitcher Neil Kozikowski in the eighth round. Unfortunately, Kozikowski struggled to find success and was released by the organization in 2016. His career ERA was almost 5 and he never made it to Single-A.

With their ninth-round pick, the Pirates selected right-handed pitcher Chad Kuhl. Kuhl made his major league debut in 2016 and quickly established himself as a reliable starter. While injuries had hampered his progress at times, Kuhl became part of the Big League rotation in 2016. His career ERA with the Bucs was 4.44 in 100 total games.

In the tenth round of the 2013 MLB Draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected right-handed pitcher Shane Carle. Carle was traded from the Pirates in 2017 to the Colorado Rockies for pitcher Rob Scahill. He would be picked by up by the Pirates in a waiver claim during that next offseason. However, the Bucs would cut him a week later and trade him to the Braves for cash considerations or a PTBNL

The Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 draft class showcased a mix of hits and misses. While some top prospects like Austin Meadows and Adam Frazier flourished and made significant contributions to the organization, others faced challenges that limited their impact within the Pirates' system. Despite the varying outcomes, the draft class played a vital role in shaping the future of the organization and demonstrated the importance of selecting and developing talented prospects.