What are the Pittsburgh Pirates chances of landing the number one pick of the 2024 draft? If that were to happen, who could they potentially target with the pick?
The Pittsburgh Pirates finished the 2023 season 76-86, the most wins they’ve had since 2018. The biggest off-season event will be the Winter Meetings, where one of the most important events will happen: the draft lottery. The Pirates will have a low, but non-zero chance of landing the top pick, 3.9% to be exact. But what would happen if the Pirates were to luck into the first overall pick for the 2024 MLB draft?
Well first, Pirates fans would likely thank whatever higher power they believe in, as it might signify the baseball gods will finally look down with a smile on the Pirates. Those who don’t believe in a higher power may start to believe in a baseball god with the absolute luck the Pirates would need in order to run into such a prize.
In all seriousness, it would be a massive morale booster for the fanbase. After coming off an extremely promising Major League season where the Pirates looked like they could be competitive within a year’s time, kicking off the new year with the Pirates having the number one pick in the draft would be a major positive for the fanbase and the franchise as a whole.