Pittsburgh Pirates: The 2020 Draft Class has Started to Arrive

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The Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 MLB Draft was important for the team as it always is. However, this one was even more important as it would be the first Draft class under General Manager Ben Cherington. Of course, this was the 2020 Draft so it was shortened to just 5 rounds. Here are the players and a little write-up on how they were viewed upon being drafted:

  1. Nick Gonzales (Round 1, 7th overall): The Pirates selected Nick Gonzales, an infielder from New Mexico State University, as their first-round pick. Gonzales was highly regarded for his exceptional hitting ability and was considered one of the best college bats available in the draft.
  2. Carmen Mlodzinski (Round 1, Competitive Balance Round A, 31st overall): With their second first-round selection, the Pirates picked Carmen Mlodzinski, a right-handed pitcher from the University of South Carolina. Mlodzinski possessed a mid-90s fastball and promising secondary breaking ball, making him an intriguing pitching prospect.
  3. Jared Jones (Round 2, 44th overall): In the second round, the Pirates chose Jared Jones, a right-handed pitcher from La Mirada High School in California. Jones showcased a powerful fastball and had the potential for a solid repertoire of pitches.
  4. Nick Garcia (Round 3, 79th overall): Pittsburgh selected Nick Garcia, a right-handed pitcher from Chapman University, in the third round. Garcia had a strong college career and featured a fastball-slider combination that impressed scouts.
  5. Jack Hartman (Round 4, 108th overall): Jack Hartman, a right-handed pitcher from Appalachian State University, was taken by the Pirates in the fourth round. Hartman, a former shortstop, demonstrated a strong command of his pitches and had the potential to develop further as a pitcher.
  6. Logan Hofmann (Round 5, 138th overall): The Pirates drafted Logan Hofmann, a right-handed pitcher from Northwestern State University, in the fifth round. Hofmann possessed a mid-90s fastball and showcased the ability to miss bats effectively.

Let's take a look at what the Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 Draft Class has been up to this year.