Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Revisiting Every First-Round Pick Since 2005

As we approach the 2023 MLB Draft, let's look back and see where former Pirate first-round picks ended up
2005 First Round Pick Andrew McCutchen
2005 First Round Pick Andrew McCutchen / Justin K. Aller/GettyImages
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2008 (Pick 2) - Pedro Álvarez, 3B, Vanderbilt

Career Stats/Accolades: 910 G, .236 BA, 704 H, 162 HR, 472 RBI, 15 SB, 5.0 bWAR, 1x ASG, 1x SS

The Pirates drafted lefty slugger Pedro Àlvarez in 2008 with the second overall selection, and he made his MLB debut in 2010. In 5 seasons with the Pirates, he hit 104 homers and made the All-Star team in 2013, leading the National League in home runs and winning the Silver Slugger Award in the process.

Many Pirate fans will remember him for batting .385 and hitting 3 home runs in 5 games against the Cardinals in the 2013 NLDS. The big-bat third baseman played 3 seasons in Baltimore after leaving Pittsburgh in 2015.