A few links, starting with a couple mock drafts:
-P- Baseball America has the Pirates taking Max Fried. At least they're not taking Deven Marrero here, but the first seven picks seem possible while also representing a worst-case scenario for the Pirates, with Mark Appel, Byron Buxton, Mike Zunino, Kevin Gausman, Kyle Zimmer, Albert Almora and Carlos Correa coming off the board in the seven picks before it's the Pirates' turn. Pirates fans will be hoping that at least one of those players falls.
-P- Kevin Goldstein's new mock is very different from the one he published earlier this week. This one has Zunino dropping to the Pirates, which would be fantastic. The Royals take Fried at No. 5 here. If that's what they do in the actual draft, you can probably start getting excited three picks in advance, because that means something fun is probably about to happen.
-P- I previewed the Pirates/Brewers series late Friday afternoon for AM 1570 The Score in Appleton WI. You can listen here. (Hat tip to the Trib for this article on James McDonald, which I wish I'd mentioned on the air.)
-P- I also did a written Q+A at Brew Crew Ball.