On Saturday afternoon I had the privilege of sitting down with Keanan Lamb, Senior MLB Draft Writer from Baseball Prospectus, to have a conversation about the Pittsburgh Pirates top 3 picks in this week’s MLB June Amateur Draft and the way that the it could ultimately unfold in front of us. As a novice in the world of draft prognosticators I often rely on feedback and insight from the experts, both from multiple media outlets and different teams scouting departments because how else is one supposed to grow without being open minded to others opinions. Of course I also have my own opinions, developed through independent research, which I enjoy putting up against tests and critiques laid out by skilled professionals such as Lamb.
Over the past week or so I have been slowly putting together my draft board for the Pirates as it pertains to my favorites, players I would like to avoid and the ones that I praying will fall to us and then ultimately the players that would cause the least amount hesitation or possibility for regret with the goal of releasing my official picks the morning of the first round of the draft, Wednesday June 10th. However, I first had to go through the Keanan Lamb Gauntlet. Would my criticisms of Nick Gonzalez hold up? Will Dillon Dingler be on the board for the Pirates 31st Pick? Do I have Blaze Jordan listed to high? Listen below to find out the answers to all of these questions and more.
With the MLB draft coming up in a couple of days please be sure to read Keanan and his colleagues’ work at https://www.baseballprospectus.com/, my draft articles and join him for a live chat on Wednesday night during the draft! I will be there! Will you?