Pirates’ top-10 draft picks more bust than boom

Pirates’ top-10 draft picks more bust than boom

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June 10, the Pirates will make the No. 7 pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, marking the first selection from new general manager Ben Cherington and associate general manager Steve Sanders in Pittsburgh.

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While those two would love to make a splash — and history shows that, at No. 7, they absolutely can — the Pirates' recent history with top-10 picks represents a Kennywood-certified journey filled with loops, corkscrews and freefalls aplenty.

In the past 25 years, the Pirates have made 15 top-10 selections in the MLB Draft.

Some have been good, while others ... not so much.

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