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Pittsburgh Pirates First Round Draft Picks

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The Pittsburgh Pirates first round draft picks include 63 players, with 23 being pitchers and 40 of those being drafted out of high school. The Pirates have selected 14 outfielders, 13 shortstops, six catchers, three third basemen and three first basemen in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the Pirates have selected 16 right-handers and seven left-handers.

The Pirates have drafted 23 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Will Craig in 2016. Pittsburgh has selected first overall four times, with the team picking Jeff King in 1986, Kris Benson in 1996, Bryan Bullington in 2002 and Gerrit Cole in 2011.

YearPlayerPosSchoolPickSigning Bonus
1965Wayne DickersonOFEnsley HS (AL)10$25,000
1966Richie HebnerSSNorwood HS (MA)15
1967Joe GrigasOFCoyle HS (MA)16
1968Dick SharonOFSequoia HS (CA)9
1969John MorlanRHPMerritt Island HS (FL)10
1970John BedardRHPSpringfield Tech HS (MA)13
1971Craig ReynoldsSSRegan HS (TX)22
1972Dwayne PeltierSSServite HS (CA)23
1973Steve NicosiaCNorth Miami Beach HS (FL)24
1974Rod ScurryLHPProcter Hug HS (NV)11
1975Dale BerraSSMontclair HS (NJ)20$50,000
1976Jim ParkeRHPHenry Ford II HS (MI)21
1977Anthony NicelyOFMeadowdale HS (OH)18
1978Brad Garnett1BDeSoto HS (TX)18
1978Jerry AubinOFDougherty HS (GA)21
1980Rick RenteriaSSSouth Gate HS (CA)20
1981Jim WinnRHPJohn Brown University14
1982Sam KhalifaSSSahuaro HS (AZ)7
1983Ron DeLucchiOFCampolindo HS (CA)12
1984Kevin AndershLHPUniversity of New Mexico15
1985Barry BondsOFArizona State University6$125,000
1986Jeff KingSSUniversity of Arkansas1$180,000
1987Mark MerchantOFOviedo HS (FL)2$165,000
1988Austin ManahanSSHorizon HS (AZ)13
1989Willie GreeneSSJones County HS (GA)18$132,000
1990Kurt MillerRHPWest HS (CA)5$232,000
1990Mike ZimmermanRHPUniversity of South Alabama27
1991Jon FarrellCFlorida Junior College24$220,000
1992Jason KendallCTorrance HS (CA)23$336,000
1992Shon WalkerOFHarrison County HS (KY)33
1993Charles PetersonOFLaurens District HS (SC)22$420,000
1993Jermaine AllensworthOFPurdue University34
1993Charles Rice1BParker HS (AL)42
1994Mark FarrisSSAngleton HS (TX)11$820,000
1995Chad HermansenSSGreen Valley HS (NV)10$1,150,000
1996Kris BensonRHPClemson University1$2,000,000
1997J.J. Davis1BBaldwin Park HS (CA)8$1,675,000
1998Clint JohnsonLHPVanderbilt University15$1,000,000
1999Bobby BradleyRHPWellington Community HS (FL)8$2,250,000
2000Sean BurnettLHPWellington Community HS (FL)19$1,650,000
2001John Van BenschotenRHPKent State University8$2,400,000
2002Bryan BullingtonRHPBall State University1$4,000,000
2003Paul MaholmLHPMississippi State University8$2,200,000
2004Neil WalkerCPine Richland HS (PA)11$1,950,000
2005Andrew McCutchenOFFort Meade HS (FL)11$1,900,000
2006Brad LincolnRHPUniversity of Houston4$2,750,000
2007Daniel MoskosLHPClemson University4$2,475,000
2008Pedro Alvarez3BVanderbilt University2$6,000,000
2009Tony SanchezCBoston College4$2,500,000
2009Vic BlackRHPDallas Baptist University49$717,000
2010Jameson TaillonRHPThe Woodlands HS (TX)2$6,500,000
2011Gerrit ColeRHPUCLA1$8,000,000
2012Mark AppelRHPStanford University8Did Not Sign
2012Barrett BarnesOFTexas Tech University45$1,000,000
2013Austin MeadowsOFGrayson HS (GA)9$3,029,600
2013Reese McGuireCKentwood HS (WA)14$2,369,000
2014Cole TuckerSSMountain Pointe HS (AZ)24$1,800,000
2014Connor JoeOFUniversity of San Diego39$1,250,000
2015Kevin NewmanSSUniversity of Arizona19$2,175,000
2015Ke'Bryan Hayes3BConcordia Lutheran HS (TX)32$1,855,000
2016Will Craig3BWake Forest University22$2,253,700
2016Nick LodoloLHPDamien HS (CA)41Did Not Sign
2017Shane BazRHPConcordia Lutheran HS (TX)12$4,100,000

Hall of Fame

None

World Series Winners with Pirates

Richie Hebner (1971), Steve Nicosia (1979), Dale Berra (1979)

NL MVP Award Winners with Pirates

Barry Bonds (1990, 1992), Andrew McCutchen (2013)

NL Cy Young Award Winners with Pirates

None

Rookie of the Year Award with Pirates

None

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