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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2013 (Picks 9 & 14) - Austin Meadows, CF, Grayson High School (GA) & Reese McGuire, C, Kentwood High School (WA)

Career Stats/Accolades (Meadows): 417 G, .259 BA, 390 H, 70 HR, 238 RBI, 23 SB, 6.4 bWAR, 1x ASG

Career Stats/Accolades (McGuire): 270 G, .258 BA, 186 H, 12 HR, 59 RBI, 2 SB, 1.7 bWAR

The Pirates received a compensatory pick in 2013 because of their inability to sign Mark Appel in 2012. That pick, ninth overall, became Austin Meadows, and their thirteenth overall pick was used on Reese McGuire. Meadows made his debut for the Pirates in 2018, and was traded mid-season with Tyler Glasnow and a player to be named later to the Tampa Bay Rays for Chris Archer.

Meadows made an All-Star game in 2019 with the Rays, and was traded by Tampa to the Detroit Tigers in 2022, where he still plays in 2023. Reese McGuire was traded by the Pirates with Francisco Liriano and Harold Ramírez to the Toronto Blue Jays for Drew Hutchinson in 2016. He made his MLB Debut in 2018 and played in Toronto for four seasons before being traded to the Chicago White Sox. After one season in Chicago, McGuire was traded to the Boston Red Sox, where he still plays in 2023.