2009 Draft: Pirates taking SanchezBy
Keith Law is reporting that the Pirates have reached (an illegal) predraft deal with Boston College catcher Tony Sanchez. The Yanks were connected to Sanchez last month. This is quite a reach with the fourth overall pick, so I’m guessing they’re saving money to land higher profile players that drop later, or will spend the money elsewhere (international market, etc). They did just save a nice chunk of change thanks to the Nate McLouth deal.
KLaw’s also got an update on how the top 15 will likely shake out.