Thursday, June 04, 2009

Looks like I picked the wrong day to rip Pirates draft picks

Today when I did my annual ripping of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, I listed all of the rancid first round draft picks that the Bucs have made since 1992.

I included Andrew McCutchen, based only on the fact that he wasn't in the bigs yet.

Yeah I know he's a prospect. 

So was Mark Merchant.



Well McCutchen is in the bigs now... and singled to lead off the game against the Mets and came around to score in the first.

In all he got two hits, walked, drove in a run and scored three in the Pirates 11-6 win.

Who knows?
Maybe they DIDN'T squander a pick!


  1. I have been waiting for McCutchen to get to the bigs for a while now. I actually thought the Pirates were going to open the season with McClouth playing left field and McCutchen in center.

    I think McCutchen is the real deal...and is similar to Dexter Fowler of the Rockies...right now.

  2. Don't forget the stolen base!