Here's your overflow thread for Day Two of the MLB Draft. Here are the Pirates' picks so far. The previous thread is here.
1. Austin Meadows, HS OF
1. Reese McGuire, HS C
2. Blake Taylor, HS LHP
3. JaCoby Jones, LSU CF
4. Cody Whitson, Sam Houston LHP
5. Trae Arbet, HS SS. Athletic California middle infielder. He has a strong arm. Baseball America ranked him the No. 113 prospect in the draft.
6. Adam Frazier, Mississippi State SS. Hit .352/.399/.461 in the SEC in 2013 after hitting .371/.482/.445 the year before. He hasn't hit a homer in his college career, but he obviously has a fairly advanced approach at the plate. He apparently profiles as a second baseman. This looks like an organizational early-round pick in the Dan Gamache mold.
7. Buddy Borden, UNLV RHP. Borden was the Pitcher of the Year in the Mountain West along with Braden Shipley. He throws in the low 90s, topping at 96, with a curve and a change.
8. Neil Kozikowski, HS RHP. Kozikowski is from Connecticut, not a state that produces tons of high school draft talent. He's tall and throws 92, and he has a commitment to VCU.
9. Chad Kuhl, Delaware RHP. Like all the other college players the Pirates chose before him, Kuhl is a junior. He was apparently the best pitching prospect in the CAA, for whatever that's worth. This scouting report says he throws 90-93 MPH with a curve and change.
Unlike last year, there aren't any college seniors so far, which probably indicates that the Pirates think their picks are signable.