By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It is official — the Pittsburgh Pirates have the No. 1 pick in the 2021 MLB Draft.
Major League Baseball announced Mondat that the 2021 MLB Draft order will be determined using the reverse order of winning percentage for the 2020 final standings. That is how the draft order is usually determined, but an agreement between the league and players association allowed the commissioner to change the order.
— MLB Draft (@MLBDraft) October 12, 2020
The Pirates finished the season 19-41 and had the lowest winning percentage in the league. The Pirates last had the No. 1 pick in 2011, when the team drafted Gerrit Cole.
The draft begins on July 11, 2021.
The Texas Rangers will pick at No. 2, followed by the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox at No. 3 and 4, respectively.