SAN DIEGO — For the first time in league history, Major League Baseball conducted a draft lottery, which came live from the Winter Meetings in San Diego on Tuesday night.
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It was all good news for Pittsburgh as the Pirates landed the first overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft.
The Pirates entered the lottery tied with the Oakland A’s and Washington Nationals for the best odds (16.5%) at securing the first overall pick.
It marks the second time in the last three years that the Pirates hold the top pick in the draft. The club selected catcher Henry Davis.
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