Found January 01, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
(Opening image Tony Sanchez; image credit boston.com) The 2nd in a 6-part series, the 2008 draft recap can be found here. After an impressively deep draft debut that featured a high-impact bat in 3B Pedro Alvarez, and at least 6 of the first 10 picks eventually reaching the Majors, fans were excited about the prospects GM Neal Huntington and the Pirates would select in 2009.  Unfortunately as we will see, 2009 opposed the 2008 class in many ways.   1st round (4th overall): C Tony Sanchez Having the luxury of picking within the top 5 for the 2nd year in a row, Huntington came close to repeating former-GM Dave Littlefield’s gaffe of taking RP Daniel Moskos in 2007.  In both cases, the Pirates had the 4th overall pick, in prime position to draft marquee talent.  And in both years, they selected players that were late-1st round selections at best. Sanchez; Image credit pirates.mlb.com The Pirates claimed that they overdrafted Sanchez due to “signability” ($$$), defensive skills that wer...
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