Three of the Pirates first-day picks — Shane Baz, Conner Uselton and Stephen Jennings — were among Keith Law’s top 22 ranked players (sub). Law said it was a surprise Jennings was around for the Pirates’ second pick.
- MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis also has notes on the Bucs’ picks.
- Fangraphs’ Eric Longenhagen tabs the Pirates’ haul as “perhaps the group with the most collective upside.”
- Jennings’ football highlights give me flashbacks to trying to cover football on a fields without hashmarks.
- Uselton knows how to speak when he gets here:
PIXBURRRGGG— Conner Uselton (@Conner1Uselton) June 13, 2017