When the Pittsburgh Pirates finished in last place of the National League Central and won only 69 games, they secured the second-worst record in the National League. The number seven pick is the highest the Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted since 2011 when they took Gerrit Cole first overall.
With Ben Cherington and new Assistant General Manage Steve Sanders coming in, one area that fans expect to improve is drafting and development. The good news is that teams with higher picks and more picks obviously have a higher chance of finding potential impact players.
The Pittsburgh Pirates not only have the seventh overall pick, but they also will have an additional higher pick.