The Pittsburgh Pirates have done quite well acquiring talent in the draft throughout the past couple of seasons and they will have an extra selection to continue doing so in next year’s draft.
The Bucs were awarded an extra 2014 second-round pick in the Competitive Balance Lottery for the 2014 MLB Draft, which took place on Wednesday.
Twelve picks were awarded, six at the end of the first round and six at the end of the second round.
The teams in the 10 smallest markets and teams with the 10 lowest revenues were eligible to be entered into the Round A (end of first round picks) lottery. All teams who didn’t win a pick in the first round were re-entered into the second round, along with any team that received revenue sharing this year.
Here’s how the lottery played out:
Competitive Balance Round A
Competitive Balance Round B
These picks are eligible to be traded, which we saw for the first time last year when the Pirates traded their Competitive Balance pick to acquire Gaby Sanchez.