Found January 12, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
Recap the 2009 draft here, and Huntington’s 2008 draft here.  (Opening image credit, slewfooters.com)   Pittsburgh Pirates’ General Manager Neal Huntington recently drew national criticism from Jim Bowden, in an ESPN Insider article in which Huntington is listed as the #1 GM “on the hot seat” headed into the 2013 season.  In particular, Bowden criticized Huntington’s draft record to date.  As we have seen in this series, Huntington’s first draft- 2008- was exceptionally successful in hindsight, while 2009 was the polar opposite.  So would fans begin to discern a pattern one way or the other in 2010? Like 2009, 2010 featured the Pirates boldly reaching for highly-touted prep arms, hoping to lure them away from college commitments with well-above slot signing bonuses.  But this time around, the organization’s gamble didn’t pay off nearly as well, with 40% of their first 10 picks not even signing.   1st round (2nd overall):  SP Jameson Taillon One of the most promising arms in the minors;
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