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2012 MLB Mock Draft: Pirates Grab OF Albert Almora In Latest Scenario

The 2012 Major League Baseball draft is Monday night. The suddenly resurgent Pittsburgh Pirates have the eighth overall pick in the draft, and the chance to add more talent to a roster that has benefited from numerous high draft picks in the recent past.

A Monday morning mock draft from the Baltimore Sports Report has the Pirates picking up a big bat for the outfield.

8. Pittsburgh Pirates- Albert Almora, OF, HS (NC): Scooping up a hitter that they didn't expect to be there. They like the SS Marrero, but they can't take him when Almora is still on the table.

John Sickels at SB Nation's Minor League Ball had Almora going higher that eighth in his most recent mock draft. Sickels imagined the outfielder being selected by the Cubs with the sixth pick.

For more on the 2012 MLB Draft, check out SB Nation Pittsburgh's MLB Draft Primer. For more Pirates coverage, visit Bucs Dugout, and follow all the action from around the Majors at SB Nation's Baseball Nation.

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