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Baseball America Has a New Name Going to Pirates

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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.

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Tim Williams
Tim Williams
Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.

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