Pittsburgh Pirates: 10 Years Since Having Two Top 15 Selections

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It has been 10 years since the Pittsburgh Pirates selected two prep prospects, and neither is with the team today.

This was probably the last good first round that Neal Huntington had as General Manager. The team which bombed the 2012 Draft, would go on to have some pretty poor Drafts in 2013. Unfortunately, the production of those two first-round picks has come for other teams.

Meadows would be traded as part of a package to the Rays for Chris Archer. Austin Meadows had an all-star year in 2019 for the Tampa Bay Rays. Reese McGuire has never reached the potential many believed that he had. He was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays are part of the Francisco Liriano salary dump deal. Still, he has turned into a Big League catcher with a career .258 batting average.

The team not only moved on from both, they do not have anything to show for them either. The two players acquired in the deals pertaining to those specific players were Chris Archer from the Rays and Drew Hutchinson from the Blue Jays. Neither is with the Organization anymore and neither contributed much when here.