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2013 MLB Draft: Pittsburgh Pirates' selections from all three days

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Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington was not plugging any current roster needs over the three days of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Rather, Huntington was collecting prospects from the collegiate, junior college and high school levels in order to strengthen the overall quality of talent in the organization.

The players selected go through a long development process in the Pittsburgh farm system and by the time that most of them are ready to graduate to the majors, the composition of the Pirates’ roster could be markedly different.

The Bucs drafted 10 high school players, six from junior college and 25 college  players over the draft. They chose 16 right-handed pitchers, four left-handed pitchers, six outfielders, 11 infielders and four catchers.

Huntington and the Pirates went with three high-school prospects on Day 1. The last time Pittsburgh selected a high school position player in the first round was in 2005 when they picked Andrew McCutchen.

With the ninth pick overall in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft, the Pirates chose Austin Meadows from Grayson High School in Georgia. The outfielder is listed at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, and bats/throws left. Baseball America rated Meadows with the best strike-zone awareness and second-best hitting ability among high school prospects. He has a commitment to play at Clemson University.

With their next pick at No. 14, the Bucs chose catcher Reese McGuire from Kentwood High School in Covington, Wash. McGuire is listed at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds; he bats left and throws right. In 2012, McGuire led the USA 18U squad that won the gold medal at the IBAF 18U World Championship in South Korea. He has a college commitment to play for the University of San Diego.

Pittsburgh closed out the first day of the draft by taking left-handed pitcher Blake Taylor from Dana Hills High School in California with the 51st pick overall. He is listed at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds and bats/throws left. Baseball America rated Taylor as the 32nd-best pitcher in this year’s draft and was a California All Region First-Team selection. He has a college commitment to play baseball for the University of Hawaii.

The selections from Day 2 of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Pirates:

3) JaCoby Jones INF/OF 6-3/205 R/R Louisiana State University
4) Cody Dickson LHP 6-3/180 L/L Sam Houston State (TX) Univ.
5) Trae Arbet INF 6-0/185 R/R Great Oak (CA) High School
6) Adam Frazier INF 5-11/170 L/R Mississippi State University
7) Buddy Borden RHP 6-3/210 R/R University of Nevada-Las Vegas
8) Neil Kozikowski RHP 6-4/180 R/R Avon Old Farms (CT) School
9) Chad Kuhl RHP 6-3/215 R/R University of Delaware
10) Shane Carle RHP 6-4/185 R/R Long Beach State (CA) University

The remainder of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 MLB Results from Day 3:

11) Erich Weiss – INF – 6-4/200 – L/R – University of Texas
12) Beau Wallace – INF – 6-1/205 – R/R – Hinds (MS) Community College
13) Dan Collins – INF – 6-2/205 – R/R – Troy (AL) University
14) Nick Buckner – OF – 6-1/205 – L/L – North Shore (TX) High School
15) Max Rossiter – C – 5-10/185 – R/R – Arizona State University
16) Billy Roth – RHP – 6-3/190 – R/R – Vista (CA) High School
17) Justin Topa – RHP – 6-4/200 – R/R – Long Island Univ. – Brooklyn
18) Jeff Roy – OF – 5-9/175 – L/L – University of Rhode Island
19) Brett McKinney – RHP – 6-1/224 – R/R – Ohio State University
20) Ryan Lindemuth – INF – 6-0/200 – R/R – College of William and Mary (VA)
21) Adam Landecker – INF – 6-0/180 – R/R – University of Southern California
22) Henry Hirsch – RHP – 6-3/185 – R/R – University of New Haven (CT)
23) Cameron Griffin – LHP – 6-0/210 – L/L – Stetson (FL) University
24) Carson Cross – RHP – 6-5/205 – R/R – University of Connecticut
25) Justin Maffei – OF – 6-0/175 – R/R – University of San Francisco (CA)
26) Grant Tyndall – OF – 5-11/190 – R/R – South Lenoir (NC) High School
27) Michael Fransoso – INF – 6-0/175 – L/R – University of Maine – Orono
28) Jerry Mulderig – LHP – 6-4/205 – L/R – Rider (NJ) University
29) Jake Stinnett – RHP – 6-4/202 – R/R – University of Maryland
30) Will Kendall – LHP – 6-3/190 – S/L – Auburn University (AL)
31) Tevin Johnson – OF – 6-4/195 – R/R – Gulf Coast Comm. College (FL)
32) Christian Ibarra – INF – 5-7/180 – R/R – Louisiana State University
33) Reagan Bazar – RHP – 6-7/230 – S/R – Salado (TX) High School
34) Connor Goedert – INF – 6-2/190 – R/R – Neosho County Comm. College (KS)
35) Cody Beam – RHP – 6-2/205 – R/R – Dallas (TX) Baptist University
36) Scot Hoffman – RHP – 6-4/230 – R/R – South Mountain (AZ) Comm. College
37) Andrew Dennis – C – 6-2/180 – R/R – Wallace State Comm. College (AL)
38) Luke Voiron – C – 6-2/210 – R/R – Delgado (LA) College
39) Jacob Smigelski – RHP – 6-3/200 – R/R – Univ. of California Riverside (CA)
40) Bryan Baker – RHP – 6-5/205 – R/R – Choctawhatchee (FL) High School

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