One of the more interesting aspects of Neal Huntington's talent acquisition plan thus far has been the way he's gone about acquiring pitching talent in the draft. Rather than pay heavily for the Matzek/Shelby Miller types, he's picked an interesting mix of college and high school arms. The goal is clear; rather than put all of their eggs in one very talented basket, they're spreading the bonus money out to a bunch of guys that maybe the scouts don't think quite as highly of, but are talented and projectable in their own rights and hopefully one or two or more will blossom into something very good, but if they don't the monetary loss isn't quite as high and there's more to fall back on.

I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with this plan and the Pirates seem to be executing it...

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