Baseball America Has a New Name Going to Pirates

Jim Callis of Baseball America has released his fourth mock draft, and has a new name going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Callis predicts prep outfielder David Dahl with the eighth overall pick after the top seven went in their usual order. He had a few interesting notes along with the pick.

**Callis notes that the rumors that the Pirates will go for Marrero have died out.

**He said that the Pirates prefer a hitter, ruling out Fried.

**He also mentioned Courtney Hawkins as an alternative to Dahl.

**He said the Pirates could go with Albert Almora or Mike Zunino if either one fell to eighth.

The easy way to describe Dahl would be an “Albert Almora lite”. The two have similar tools, but Almora has the advantage due to his work ethic, makeup, and his feel for the game. Both profile as potential power/speed center fielders.

Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.

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Paul Carey Jr

I also would not be surprised if
Lucas Giolito was the pick especially with the Allie situation

Paul Carey Jr

Yeah I am thinking it is Zunino, Almora, Hawkins, Dahl, Marrero, but I also thought we would go with Machado instead of Tallion a few years back…

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