Friday, June 10, 2016
Pirates draft Will Craig
After taking light hitting Kevin Newman in the 2015 draft in round one,the Pirates took a potential big bat in Wake Forest third baseman Will Craig.
Craig,who smacked 16 homers for the Demon Deacons,was drafted at third base,but his body size (235 pounds) and lack of speed and athleticism makes a move to first base more likely sooner than later.
Craig might have been better suited as an American League DH and might wind up there eventually,but it appears that Pittsburgh decided to gamble on making a position for a potential power hitter....
Pittsburgh then selected the proverbial "projectable" high school pitchers with picks 41 and 68.
Lefthander Nick Lodolo is a high schooler from California that throws in the low 90's and is able to throw for strikes,while righthander Travis McGregor is a righthanded thrower from Florida.
McGregor doesn't seem to be as highly regarded by scouts and might be a bit of an overdraft at that point in the draft.
Lodolo being a 6'6 lefty makes him worth the gamble and when it comes to those high school hurlers,Pittsburgh subscribes to the belief of throwing several snowballs in the hope of hitting one target such as when they hit on Tyler Glasnow.