Pittsburgh Pirates Select Infielder Nick Gonzales In 1st Round Of 2020 MLB Draft

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pirates made their first selection in the 2020 MLB Draft.

With the No. 7 pick, the Pirates drafted New Mexico State infielder Nick Gonzales.

In three years at New Mexico State, Gonzales has hit .399, including a .432 batting average in 2019. He added 16 home runs and 80 RBIs in 220 at-bats.

New Mexico State shared a video of the moment when Gonzales was drafted.

With their pick in the Competitive Balance Round A, the Pirates selected South Carolina right-handed pitcher Carmen Mlodzinsk at No. 31.

This year, the draft is being held virtually instead of in Omaha, Nebraska due to the coronavirus pandemic.