Earlier today Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus released a mock draft with his top ten picks. The Pirates were taking Deven Marrero in the mock draft, as Goldstein noted that everyone in the industry had them taking the shortstop.
Goldstein updated his draft board today after a lot of phone calls, and has a totally different result. This time he has Florida catcher Mike Zunino falling to the Pirates with the eighth pick. He notes that few teams from picks nine to 20 have Deven Marrero in their mix. He also points out that Zunino is far better, and could make up for Tony Sanchez’s disappointing results.
I’ve previously pointed out that Zunino would be the best case scenario for the Pirates. I think you could make an argument for Carlos Correa, if he sticks at shortstop, but Correa doesn’t have a shot at falling, while it seems more likely that Zunino could fall to eight overall.