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Pirates Leaning Toward Pedro Alvarez or Tim Beckham

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.