2010 Draft Day One: Open Thread

PITTSBURGH - APRIL 05: Players line the base paths of PNC Park during the National Anthem prior to the Pittsburgh Pirates playing the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Home Opener for the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 5, 2010 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The details have already been discussed ad nauseam here, but you know the deal--it's likely to be either Florida high school shortstop Manny Machado or Texas high school pitcher Jameson Taillon. Personally, I bet the Pirates will pick Machado. They didn't select a pitcher in a pitcher-heavy draft with the fourth pick last year, and I'm not sure this draft should be different. Taillon is supposed to be a great talent, but there are just so many things that can go wrong when you take a pitcher second overall. The Bucs can't afford to mess up a second overall pick.

The Bucs only pick once on Day One, so much of the fun will have to wait for Day Two.

UPDATE, 4:26 PM: Most of the rumblings around the internet have the Pirates picking Taillon. I'll put up a new thread once the pick, whatever it is, is announced.

UPDATE, 5:16 PM: Buster Olney says the Pirates will pick Taillon.

UPDATE, 6:47 PM: You can watch the action, which starts at 7:00, here.

UPDATE, 7:10 PM: The Nationals pick Bryce Harper, as expected. I'll put a new thread up as soon as the Bucs pick.

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