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Pittsburgh Pirates Top Draft Pick by Year/Phase

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    YearRndOvlPhaseAll PicksStats PagePick CountPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSignedRegPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    202017June-RegAll PicksStats Page7Nick GonzalesSSCollegeNew Mexico StateNoNM2B5-10190RR1999-05-27Vail,AZNCAA2018-2020
    2019118June-RegAll PicksStats Page42Quinn PriesterPHigh SchoolCary Grove (Cary,IL)YesILP6-3195RR2000-09-15Glendale Heights,ILA-2019-2019
    2018110June-RegAll PicksStats Page41Travis SwaggertyOFCollegeSouth AlabamaYesALOF-P5-11180LL1997-08-19Covington,LAA+2016-2019
    2017112June-RegAll PicksStats Page42Shane BazPHigh SchoolConcordia Lutheran (Spring,TX)YesTXP6-3190RR1999-06-17Cypress,TXA2017-2019
    2016122June-RegAll PicksStats Page41Will Craig3BCollegeWake ForestYesNC3B6-3212RR1994-11-16Johnson City,TNAAA2014-2019
    2015119June-RegAll PicksStats Page41Kevin NewmanSSCollegeArizonaYesAZIF6-1180RR1993-08-04Poway,CAMLB2018-20192013-2019
    2014124June-RegAll PicksStats Page42Cole TuckerSSHigh SchoolMountain Pointe (Phoenix,AZ)YesAZSS6-3185BR1996-07-03Phoenix,AZMLB2019-20192014-2019
    201319June-RegAll PicksStats Page41Austin MeadowsCFHigh SchoolGrayson (Loganville,GA)YesGAOF6-2195LL1995-05-03Atlanta,GAMLB2018-20192013-2019
    201218June-RegAll PicksStats Page41Mark AppelP CollegeStanfordNoCAP6-4195RR1991-07-15Houston,TXAAA2010-2017
    201111June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Gerrit ColePCollegeUCLAYesCAP6-4215RR1990-09-08Newport Beach,CAMLB2013-20192009-2019
    201012June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Jameson TaillonPHigh SchoolThe Woodlands (The Woodlands,TX)YesTXP6-6225RR1991-11-18The Woodlands,TXMLB2016-20192011-2019
    200914June-RegAll PicksStats Page51Tony SanchezCCollegeBoston CollegeYesMAC6-0220RR1988-05-20Miami,FLMLB2013-20172007-2019
    200812June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Pedro Alvarez3BCollegeVanderbiltYesTN3B6-2225LR1987-02-06New York,NYMLB2010-20182006-2018
    200714June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Daniel MoskosPCollegeClemsonYesSCP6-1210RL1986-04-28Greenville,SCMLB2011-20112005-2018
    200614June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Brad LincolnPCollegeHoustonYesTXP5-11180LR1985-05-25Lake Jackson,TXMLB2010-20142004-2015
    2005111June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Andrew McCutchenof High SchoolFort Meade (Fort Meade,FL)YesFLCF5-11195RR1986-10-10Fort Meade,FLMLB2009-20192005-2019
    2004111June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Neil WalkerCHigh SchoolPine Richland (Gibsonia,PA)YesPA2B6-3205BR1985-09-10Pittsburgh,PAMLB2009-20192004-2019
    200318June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Paul MaholmPCollegeMississippi StateYesMSP6-2215LL1982-06-25Greenwood,MSMLB2005-20142001-2014
    200211June-RegAll PicksStats Page43Bryan BullingtonPCollegeBall StateYesINP6-5220RR1980-09-30Indianapolis,INMLB2005-20102000-2015
    200118June-RegAll PicksStats Page49John VanBenschotenPCollegeKent StateYesOHP6-4210RR1980-04-14San Diego,CAMLB2004-20081999-2011
    2000119June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Sean BurnettPHigh SchoolWellington Christian (Wellington,FL)YesFLP6-1176LL1982-09-17Dunedin,FLMLB2004-20162000-2019
    199918June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Bobby BradleyPHigh SchoolWellington Christian (Wellington,FL)YesFLP6-1180RR1980-12-15West Palm Beach,FLAAA1999-2005
    1998115June-RegAll PicksStats Page47Clint Johnston1BCollegeVanderbiltYesTN1B6-2210LL1977-07-02Vero Beach,FLAA1996-2008
    199718June-RegAll PicksStats Page43J.J. Davis1B-PHigh SchoolBaldwin Park (Baldwin Park,CA)YesCARF6-4250RR1978-10-25Glendora,CAMLB2002-20051997-2005
    199611June-RegAll PicksStats Page56Kris BensonPCollegeClemsonYesSCP6-4188RR1974-11-07Kennesaw,GAMLB1999-20101994-2010
    1995110June-RegAll PicksStats Page44Chad HermansenSSHigh SchoolGreen Valley (Henderson,NV)YesNVCF-RF6-2185RR1977-09-10Salt Lake City,UTMLB1999-20041995-2007
    1994111June-RegAll PicksStats Page46Mark FarrisSSHigh SchoolAngleton (Angleton,TX)YesTXSS6-3190LR1975-02-09Angleton,TXAA1994-1998
    1993122June-RegAll PicksStats Page56Charles PetersonOFHigh SchoolLaurens (Laurens,SC)YesSCOF6-3230RR1974-05-08Laurens,SCAAA1993-2006
    1992123June-RegAll PicksStats Page52Jason KendallOFHigh SchoolTorrance (Torrance,CA)YesCAC6-0195RR1974-06-26San Diego,CAMLB1996-20101992-2012
    1991124June-RegAll PicksStats Page59Jon FarrellC-OFCollegeFSC at jacksonvilleYesFLC-OF6-2185RR1971-07-30Jacksonville,FLAA1991-1996
    199015June-RegAll PicksStats Page41Kurt MillerPHigh SchoolWest (Bakersfield,CA)YesCAP6-5225RR1972-08-24Tucson,AZMLB1994-19991990-1999
    1989118June-RegAll PicksStats Page49Willie GreeneSSHigh SchoolJones County (Gray,GA)YesGA3B5-11192LR1971-09-23Milledgeville,GAMLB1992-20001989-2000
    1988113June-RegAll PicksStats Page66Austin ManahanSSHigh SchoolHorizon (Scottsdale,AZ)YesAZSS6-1185BR1970-04-12Elizabeth,NJAA1988-1995
    198712June-RegAll PicksStats Page53Mark MerchantOFHigh SchoolOviedo (Oviedo,FL)YesFLOF6-2185BR1969-01-23Dunkirk,NYAAA1987-1998
    198611June-RegAll PicksStats Page34Jeff KingSS-3BCollegeArkansasYesAR3B-1B6-1188RR1964-12-26Marion,INMLB1989-19991986-1999
    198516June-RegAll PicksStats Page36Barry BondsOFCollegeArizona StateYesAZLF6-2210LL1964-07-24Riverside,CAMLB1986-20071985-2007
    1984115June-RegAll PicksStats Page42Kevin AndershPCollegeNew MexicoYesNMP6-2195LL1963-10-14Wagner,SDAA1984-1989
    1983112June-RegAll PicksStats Page35Ron DeLucchiOFHigh SchoolCampolindo (Moraga,CA)YesCAOF6-1180RR1965-01-09Moraga,CAA+1983-1986
    198217June-RegAll PicksStats Page35Sam KhalifaSSHigh SchoolSahuaro (Tucson,AZ)YesAZSS5-11170RR1963-12-05Fontana,CAMLB1985-19871982-1989
    1981114June-RegAll PicksStats Page43Jim WinnPCollegeJohn Brown UniversityYesARP6-3210RR1959-09-23Stockton,CAMLB1983-19881981-1988
    1980120June-RegAll PicksStats Page43Rick RenteriaSSHigh SchoolSouth Gate (South Gate,CA)YesCA2B-3B5-9172RR1961-12-25Harbor City,CAMLB1986-19941980-1994
    1979242June-RegAll PicksStats Page44Scott FiepkePHigh SchoolElizabethtown (Elizabethtown,KY)YesKYP6-0169LL1961-03-09Woodstock,ILAA1979-1986
    1978119June-RegAll PicksStats Page41Brad Garnett1BHigh SchoolDeSoto (DeSoto,TX)YesTX1B6-4210LL---Desoto,TXA+1979-1982
    1977118June-RegAll PicksStats Page38Anthony NicelyOFHigh SchoolMeadowdale (Dayton,OH)YesOHOF6-1185RR---Dayton,OHA+1977-1980
    1976121June-RegAll PicksStats Page36Jim ParkePHigh SchoolHenry Ford II (Sterling Heights,MI)YesMIP6-4215RR---Sterling Heights,MIA+1977-1980
    1975120June-RegAll PicksStats Page34Dale BerraSSHigh SchoolMontclair (Montclair,NJ)YesNJSS-3B6-0190RR1956-12-13Ridgewood,NJMLB1977-19871975-1988
    1974111June-RegAll PicksStats Page37Rod ScurryPHigh SchoolProcter Hug (Reno,NV)YesNVP6-2180LL1956-03-17Sacramento,CAMLB1980-19881974-1988
    1973124June-RegAll PicksStats Page31Steve NicosiaCHigh SchoolNorth Miami Beach (North Miami Beach,FL)YesFLC5-10185RR1956-08-06Paterson,NJMLB1978-19851973-1985
    1972123June-RegAll PicksStats Page40Dwayne PeltierSSHigh SchoolServite (Anaheim,CA)YesCASS6-2185RR---Anaheim,CA---
    1971122June-RegAll PicksStats Page31Craig ReynoldsSSHigh SchoolReagan (Houston,TX)YesTXSS6-1175LR1952-12-27Houston,TXMLB1975-19891971-1989
    1970113June-RegAll PicksStats Page60John BedardP-CHigh SchoolSpringfield Tech (Springfield,MA)YesMAP-C6-2205RR1952-09-09Springfield,MA---
    1969110June-RegAll PicksStats Page48Robert MayPCollegeOhioYesOHOF---------------Merritt Island,FL---
    196819June-RegAll PicksStats Page38Dick SharonOFHigh SchoolSequoia (Redwood City,CA)YesCAOF6-2195RR1950-04-15San Mateo,CAMLB1973-19751973-1975
    1967116June-RegAll PicksStats Page42Joe GrigasOFHigh SchoolCoyle (Brockton,MA)YesMAOF6-0170LL1949-05-18Brockton,MA---
    1966115June-RegAll PicksStats Page41Richie HebnerSSHigh SchoolNorwood (Norwood,MA)YesMA3B-1B6-1200LR1947-11-26Boston,MAMLB1968-19851966-1985
    1965110June-RegAll PicksStats Page41Doug DickersonOFHigh SchoolEnsley (Birmingham,AL)YesALOF6-0180LL---Birmingham,AL---
    June Secondary Phase
    YearRndOvlPhaseAll PicksStats PagePick CountPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSignedRegPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    1986121June-SecAll PicksStats Page5Harry MichaelOFCollegeBig Bend CCNoWAOF6-4205RR1966-04-19Kingston,RIA+1987-1990
    198514June-SecAll PicksStats Page3Tommy HinzoSSCollegeArizonaNoAZ2B5-10170BR1964-06-18San Diego,CAMLB1987-19891986-1995
    1984112June-SecAll PicksStats Page8Eric HetzelPCollegeEastern Oklahoma State CollegeNoOKP6-3175RR1963-09-25Crowley,LAMLB1989-19901985-1994
    198314June-SecAll PicksStats Page7Tony BlasucciPCollegeFlorida StateYesFLOF6-3205LL1962-04-08Miramar,FLAAA1983-1990
    1982113June-SecAll PicksStats Page5Bip RobertsSSCollegeChabot CollegeYesCA2B-LF5-7165BR1963-10-27Berkeley,CAMLB1986-19981982-1998
    198114June-SecAll PicksStats Page4Ray KrawczykPCollegeOral RobertsYesOKP6-1186RR1959-10-09Pittsburgh,PAMLB1984-19891981-1989
    1980117June-SecAll PicksStats Page4Dave ChionoPCollegeYuba CCYesCAP---------------------
    197918June-SecAll PicksStats Page3Mike BieleckiPCollegeValencia CCYesFLP6-3195RR1959-07-31Baltimore,MDMLB1984-19971979-1997
    1978123June-SecAll PicksStats Page2Bill WaagSSCollegeLower Columbia CCYesWASS6-1180RR1958-04-23Bremerton,WAAA1979-1982
    197712June-SecAll PicksStats Page4Bill Springman2BCollegeOral RobertsNoOK2B6-3190RR1956-10-06Dana Point,CAAA1978-1980
    1976118June-SecAll PicksStats Page3Steve PowersPCollegeArizonaYesAZP6-2195LR------A+1977-1978
    197516June-SecAll PicksStats Page3LaMart HarrisOFCollegeRanger CollegeNoTXOF6-1183RR1955-10-10Austin,TXAA1977-1980
    1974119June-SecAll PicksStats Page2Alton CaesarSSCollegeSierra CollegeYesCA3B-OF------RR---Auburn,CA---
    197311June-SecAll PicksStats Page5Mark MercerPCollegeHill CollegeYesTXP6-5220LL1954-05-22Fort Bragg,NCMLB1981-19811973-1983
    1972122June-SecAll PicksStats Page3Jim Morrison3BCollegeSouth Georgia CollegeNoGA3B-2B5-11186RR1952-09-23Pensacola,FLMLB1977-19881974-1988
    1970115June-SecAll PicksStats Page5Richard AstorOF-3BCollegeEdinboroYesPA3B6-0200RR---New Brunswick,NJ---
    196914June-SecAll PicksStats Page6Rudi StricklandPCollegeIndian River CCYesFLP6-1180LL---Riviera Beach,FL---
    1968119June-SecAll PicksStats Page4Edward NorthropP---Yes---P6-3200RR---------
    1967112June-SecAll PicksStats Page9John MorlanOFCollegeOhioYesOHP6-0178RR1947-11-22Columbus,OHMLB1973-19741973-1977
    1966119June-SecAll PicksStats Page5Frank BrosseauOFCollegeMinnesotaYesMNP6-1180RR1944-07-31Drayton,NDMLB1969-19711969-1971
    June Secondary Phase (D)
    YearRndOvlPhaseAll PicksStats PagePick CountPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSignedRegPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    1971114June-SecDAll PicksStats Page3William Thomas3BCollegeWashington StateYesWAOF6-3190RR1949-12-23---AAA1977-1977
    January Regular Phase
    YearRndOvlPhaseAll PicksStats PagePick CountPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSignedRegPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    198612Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page17Moises AlouOFCollegeCanada CollegeYesCALF-RF6-3195RR1966-07-03Atlanta,GAMLB1990-20081986-2008
    198515Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page14Pat GilbertOFCollegeColumbia State CCNoTNOF6-2200RR1966-08-03Pulaski,TNAA1986-1989
    1984116Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page25Gil HerediaPCollegePima CCNoAZP6-1221RR1965-10-26Nogales,AZMLB1991-20011987-2001
    1983111Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page14Bill GilmorePCollegePasadena City CollegeYesCAP6-5195RR1963-10-29La Canada,CAA1984-1987
    198218Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page11Chip Cunningham3BCollegethe CumberlandsYesKY3B6-3170RR1962-09-30Corpus Christi,TXA+1982-1985
    1981113Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page10Brian ReamsPCollegeLong Beach City CollegeYesCAP5-11170RR------A1981-1981
    1980124Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page10Darryl BanksPCollegeCollege of Southern IdahoNoIDP6-2205RR1960-06-12Reno,NVAAA1980-1984
    1979115Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page9William NicePCollegeCollege of Southern IdahoYesIDP6-1200LL1960-05-23---A1979-1980
    1978120Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page9Pete ChapinPCollegeFullerton CollegeNoCAP6-3205RR1958-08-23Fullerton,CAAA1980-1983
    1977116Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page6Tom FiesthumelP---Yes---P5-11160LL---Utica,NYA-1977-1977
    1976122Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page6Michael ImhoffOFCollegePolk StateYesFLOF6-1190LR---------
    1975119Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page10Hosken PowellOFCollegeChipola CollegeNoFLOF6-1185LL1955-05-14Selma,ALMLB1978-19831975-1984
    1974112Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page12Daniel BishopPCollegeGreen River CCNoWAP---------------------
    1973123Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page13Paul NelsonPCollegeSacramento City CollegeYesCAP6-2185LL1953-07-19Marysville,CA---
    1972124Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page11Dennis BoldenPCollegeChipola CollegeNoFLP6-7215RR---------
    1971120Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page8Alejandro Lopez2B---Yes---2B---------------New Brunswick,NJ---
    1970114Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page28Alan JacksonPCollegeNortheasternNoMAP6-4197BL1948-04-20Somerville,MA---
    196919Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page11Arthur MezaC---Yes---C5-10175RR---Stockton,CA---
    1968110Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page7Sam Viney1B-PCollegeSan Joaquin Delta CollegeYesCAOF-3B6-3220RR---Stockton,CA---
    1967115Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page6Ronald RitterPHigh SchoolShelby County (Shelbyville,KY)YesKYP---------------------
    1966115Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page3Kent SmithOFCollegeSacramento City CollegeYesCAOF6-0185LL---Sacramento,CA---
    January Secondary Phase
    YearRndOvlPhaseAll PicksStats PagePick CountPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSignedRegPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    1986110Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page2Scott RungePCollegeSacramento City CollegeYesCAP6-6190RR1965-09-18Orange,CAAA1986-1989
    1985119Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page3Greg VaughnOFCollegeSacramento City CollegeNoCALF6-0202RR1965-07-03Sacramento,CAMLB1989-20031986-2003
    1984110Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page5Ronnie Gideon1BCollegePanola CollegeNoTX1B6-2200LL1964-01-13Tyler,TXAA1984-1990
    1983113Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page3Brian HowardSS-2B---Yes---SS5-10170RR1963-07-26Rockville,MDA-1983-1985
    198214Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page3Burk GoldthornOFCollegeTexasYesTXC6-3195LR1958-12-19Harlingen,TXAAA1982-1987
    1981119Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page3Norman MortonPCollegeMiami-Dade CollegeNoFLP---------------Hollywood,FL---
    198016Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page5Keith CreelPCollegeTexasNoTXP6-2180RR1959-02-04Dallas,TXMLB1982-19871980-1987
    1979118Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page1David McDonaldPCollegeAllegheny CollegeNoPAP---------------------
    1978112Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page4Kurt KingsolverCCollegeLong Beach City CollegeNoCAOF5-11175RR1958-09-25Los Alamitos,CAAAA1979-1983
    1977118Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page3Paul RudimanP---Yes---P6-2205RR---Lanham,MDA1977-1977
    197616Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page7Larry LittletonOFCollegeGeorgiaYesGAOF6-1185RR1954-04-03Charlotte,NCMLB1981-19811976-1983
    1975115Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page4Jack LedbetterPCollegeValencia CCNoFLP6-3175RR1956-08-10Clearwater,FLAA1977-1979
    197412Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page4Bob DiPietroPCollegeStanfordYesCAP------------------NCAA1971-1973
    1973119Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page6Richard OlsonCCollegeFresno City CollegeYesCAC5-11185BR---Fresno,CA---
    197214Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page7Rick AndersonPCollegeNew HavenNoCTP6-2210RR1953-12-25Inglewood,CAMLB1979-19801972-1988
    197111Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page13Jim DwyerOFCollegeAmherst CollegeNoMAOF5-10175LL1950-01-03Evergreen Park,ILMLB1973-19901971-1990
    197014Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page9Richard SorianoOFCollegeMiami-Dade CollegeNoFLOF---------------------
    196915Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page5John MorlanOF-PCollegeOhioYesOHP6-0178RR1947-11-22Columbus,OHMLB1973-19741973-1977
    1968118Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page6Robert TaylorPCollegeRichard Bland CollegeYesVAP---------------------
    1967113Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page6Kris KrebsSSCollegeManatee-SarasotaNoFLSS6-0170RR1947-03-08Jacksonville,FL---
    196618Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page8Fred MazurekOFCollegePittsburghYesPAOF---------------------
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