The up-and-coming Pittsburgh Pirates hosted a news conference Saturday for top overall draft pick P Gerrit Cole to meet the media. Cole donned a Pirates jersey and hat and spoke excitedly about his future as a pro.
Revealed in the press conference was that Cole and Pittsburgh’s second-round pick Josh Bell are headed to Bradenton, FL and will join the Pirates’ instructional league. The Arizona Fall League is also a possible destination, given Cole is seen to be an advanced pitching prospect despite his age of 20 years.
For the full story of today’s media session, see Jenifer Langosh’s article on MLB.com.