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MLB Draft 2017: Day One Open Thread

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The Pirates have four picks, beginning with the 12th overall, on the first night of the MLB Draft. The picks are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. I’ll update this post with the picks, and links to posts on those, as they come in.

11:35 p.m. - The Pirates end the night with all high school players, taking outfielder Conner Uselton out of Oklahoma.

11:00 p.m. - With their second pick of the second round, the Pirates go with Calvin Mitchell a California high school outfielder.

10:50 p.m. - The Pirates go with another high-school righty, Tennessee’s Steven Jennings.

9:18 p.m - Allow me to momentarily bring back #rig: https://www.instagram.com/p/BTxLDtnAGhZ/?taken-by=thewizardofbaz

9:10 p.m. - Not that they were expected to stick around, but targets Nick Pratto (14th-Royals), J.B. Bukauskas (15th-Astros) and Evan White (17th-Mariners) all went very quickly after the Pirates picked.

8:23 p.m. - The Pirates take Shane Baz, the Texas HS righty. Hitters Evan White (clearly) and Nick Pratto were also on the board.

8:11 p.m. - Jeff Passan doesn’t expect Evan White to go past the Pirates.

8:07 p.m. - Jordon Adell to the Angels at No. 10.

8:04 p.m. - Keston Hiura is off the board, too, going ninth to the Brewers.

7:57 p.m. - Another Virgina bat loosely linked to the Pirates, Adam Haseley, goes to the Phillies at No. 8.

7:51 p.m. - Pavin Smith doesn’t slide, going to the Diamondbacks at No. 7.

7:46 p.m. - Austin Beck is off the board, going sixth to the A’s.

7:34 p.m. - Two-way local product Brendan McKay (Blackhawk HS) goes to the Rays at No. 4 overall. He was announced as a first baseman, despite most expectations being that he would pitch.

7:12 p.m. - Royce Lewis goes to the Twins first overall. A little bit of a surprise.

Some links:

Notable final mock drafts have the Pirates taking California high-school first baseman/outfielder Nick Pratto (Baseball America), University of North Carolina right-handed pitcher J.B. Bukauskas (ESPN-sub), Texas high-school righty Shane Baz (MLB Pipeline) and ominously-named Georgia high-school lefty D.L. Hall (Fangraphs). John Manuel at BA notes the Pirates also may be considering Texas high-school outfielder Tristen Lutz, yet another name to consider among the many attached with the Bucs.