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Pirates currently have 29th overall pick in 2016 MLB Draft

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As I noted at MLBTR yesterday, the Pirates currently have the 29th pick in the draft next year. The brutal irony, of course, is that the second best overall record won't get you a full playoff series, but it will get you the second worst pick in the draft. Quoting myself:

1. Phillies 63-99
2. Reds 64-98
3. Braves 67-95
4. Rockies 68-94
5. Brewers 68-94
6. Athletics 68-94
7. Marlins 71-91
8. Padres 74-88
9. Tigers 74-88
10. White Sox 76-86
11. Mariners 76-86
12. Red Sox 78-84
13. Diamondbacks 79-83
14. Rays 80-82
15. Orioles 81-81
16. Indians 81-80
17. Twins 83-79
18. Nationals 83-79
19. Giants 84-78
20. Angels 85-77
21. Astros 86-76
22. Yankees 87-75
23. Rangers 88-74
24. Mets 90-72
25. Dodgers 92-70
26. Blue Jays 93-69
27. Royals 95-67
28. Cubs 97-65
29. Pirates 98-64
30. Cardinals 100-62

In the next several months, the Pirates' top pick will likely go up by a couple spots as free agents who have rejected qualifying offers sign elsewhere. The Bucs also have a Comp Round A pick next year; the exact spot of that pick has yet to be determined, but it will probably be somewhere around no. 40. So all is not lost, but overall, the Pirates aren't going to be key players in the draft next season. They won't have a top pick, and their bonus pool won't be particularly large.