Baseball America posted their last mock draft on Friday morning, just ahead of Sunday’s MLB draft. They note in this mock draft that there has been a lot of buzz around the possible picks, but there’s still some uncertainty even with the first overall pick. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the fourth overall pick and BA has them taking Georgia prep second baseman Termarr Johnson. The top three picks are Jackson Holliday, Druw Jones and Kevin Parada.
Johnson has been receiving many more mentions recently as a possible pick for the Pirates, but he’s been loosely connected to the team all year. He’s an elite high school bat, considered to be one of the most advanced prep hitters in the last 20 years. BA notes that there’s a possibility that he goes first overall. They also note that the Pirates have scouted him heavily all year.
If you’ve been following along, then you know about Johnson by now, as well as the other three names BA mentions for the Pirates, because they have been connected to the team multiple times. They also mention local prep shortstop Cole Young, JUCO third baseman Cam Collier and college shortstop Brooks Lee as possibilities for the Pirates. All of them are covered in the link above, as well as in our Draft Prospect Watch summary.