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Pirates Leaning Toward Pedro Alvarez or Tim Beckham

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The Pirates are leaning toward taking either Vanderbilt infielder Pedro Alvarez or Georgia high school shortstop Tim Beckham with the second overall pick in the draft, the Post-Gazette reports. Tampa Bay, who picks first, may take Florida State catcher Buster Posey, so the Pirates might have their pick between Alvarez and Beckham.

I don't know everything there is to know about these guys, but I'd take the player with the most upside, and from what I've read, that's Beckham. Alvarez missed a bunch of time with a broken hand this year, and I might be wary that the hand injury could affect his power.