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Pittsburgh Pirates First Round Draft Picks

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The Pittsburgh Pirates first round draft picks include 65 players, with 24 being pitchers and 41 of those being drafted out of high school. The Pirates have selected 15 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 17 right-handers and seven left-handers.

The Pirates have drafted 24 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Travis Swaggerty in 2018. 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.

Year Player Pos School Pick Signing Bonus
1965 Wayne Dickerson OF Ensley HS (AL) 10 $25,000
1966 Richie Hebner SS Norwood HS (MA) 15
1967 Joe Grigas OF Coyle HS (MA) 16
1968 Dick Sharon OF Sequoia HS (CA) 9
1969 John Morlan RHP Merritt Island HS (FL) 10
1970 John Bedard RHP Springfield Tech HS (MA) 13
1971 Craig Reynolds SS Regan HS (TX) 22
1972 Dwayne Peltier SS Servite HS (CA) 23
1973 Steve Nicosia C North Miami Beach HS (FL) 24
1974 Rod Scurry LHP Procter Hug HS (NV) 11
1975 Dale Berra SS Montclair HS (NJ) 20 $50,000
1976 Jim Parke RHP Henry Ford II HS (MI) 21
1977 Anthony Nicely OF Meadowdale HS (OH) 18
1978 Brad Garnett 1B DeSoto HS (TX) 18
1978 Jerry Aubin OF Dougherty HS (GA) 21
1980 Rick Renteria SS South Gate HS (CA) 20
1981 Jim Winn RHP John Brown University 14
1982 Sam Khalifa SS Sahuaro HS (AZ) 7
1983 Ron DeLucchi OF Campolindo HS (CA) 12
1984 Kevin Andersh LHP University of New Mexico 15
1985 Barry Bonds OF Arizona State University 6 $125,000
1986 Jeff King SS University of Arkansas 1 $180,000
1987 Mark Merchant OF Oviedo HS (FL) 2 $165,000
1988 Austin Manahan SS Horizon HS (AZ) 13
1989 Willie Greene SS Jones County HS (GA) 18 $132,000
1990 Kurt Miller RHP West HS (CA) 5 $232,000
1990 Mike Zimmerman RHP University of South Alabama 27
1991 Jon Farrell C Florida Junior College 24 $220,000
1992 Jason Kendall C Torrance HS (CA) 23 $336,000
1992 Shon Walker OF Harrison County HS (KY) 33
1993 Charles Peterson OF Laurens District HS (SC) 22 $420,000
1993 Jermaine Allensworth OF Purdue University 34
1993 Charles Rice 1B Parker HS (AL) 42
1994 Mark Farris SS Angleton HS (TX) 11 $820,000
1995 Chad Hermansen SS Green Valley HS (NV) 10 $1,150,000
1996 Kris Benson RHP Clemson University 1 $2,000,000
1997 J.J. Davis 1B Baldwin Park HS (CA) 8 $1,675,000
1998 Clint Johnson LHP Vanderbilt University 15 $1,000,000
1999 Bobby Bradley RHP Wellington Community HS (FL) 8 $2,250,000
2000 Sean Burnett LHP Wellington Community HS (FL) 19 $1,650,000
2001 John Van Benschoten RHP Kent State University 8 $2,400,000
2002 Bryan Bullington RHP Ball State University 1 $4,000,000
2003 Paul Maholm LHP Mississippi State University 8 $2,200,000
2004 Neil Walker C Pine Richland HS (PA) 11 $1,950,000
2005 Andrew McCutchen OF Fort Meade HS (FL) 11 $1,900,000
2006 Brad Lincoln RHP University of Houston 4 $2,750,000
2007 Daniel Moskos LHP Clemson University 4 $2,475,000
2008 Pedro Alvarez 3B Vanderbilt University 2 $6,000,000
2009 Tony Sanchez C Boston College 4 $2,500,000
2009 Vic Black RHP Dallas Baptist University 49 $717,000
2010 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands HS (TX) 2 $6,500,000
2011 Gerrit Cole RHP UCLA 1 $8,000,000
2012 Mark Appel RHP Stanford University 8 Did Not Sign
2012 Barrett Barnes OF Texas Tech University 45 $1,000,000
2013 Austin Meadows OF Grayson HS (GA) 9 $3,029,600
2013 Reese McGuire C Kentwood HS (WA) 14 $2,369,000
2014 Cole Tucker SS Mountain Pointe HS (AZ) 24 $1,800,000
2014 Connor Joe OF University of San Diego 39 $1,250,000
2015 Kevin Newman SS University of Arizona 19 $2,175,000
2015 Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B Concordia Lutheran HS (TX) 32 $1,855,000
2016 Will Craig 3B Wake Forest University 22 $2,253,700
2016 Nick Lodolo LHP Damien HS (CA) 41 Did Not Sign
2017 Shane Baz RHP Concordia Lutheran HS (TX) 12 $4,100,000
2018 Travis Swaggerty OF University of South Alabama 10 $4,400,000
2018 Gunnar Hoglund RHP Fivay HS (FL) 36 Did Not Sign

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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