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MLB Draft 2012: Lucas Giolito Appears To Throw 220 Feet In Rehab

MLB Draft Insider has video of high school pitcher Lucas Giolito, who's rehabbing from an elbow sprain, throwing at 60 and 220 feet.

Giolito, who has dazzling stuff, is a potential early-first-round pick in the upcoming 2012 MLB Draft if he can prove he's healthy. These videos don't exactly do that (and, in fact, the videos haven't been authenticated), but they do raise hopes that Giolito can convince teams he's worthy of a top-10 overall pick.

If he can do that, that's great news for Pirates fans, many of whom are hoping the Bucs will avoid picking Arizona State shortstop Deven Marrero at No. 8. If Giolito is selected before the Pirates pick, then the Bucs will have an extra player to choose from, perhaps someone like Florida high school outfielder Albert Almora, who most draft experts regard as a better talent than Marrero.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more on the MLB Draft, check out Minor League Ball.

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