Giants draft potential Posey replacement

Updated: June 7, 2011, 4:11 PM ET
By Jason A. Churchill

The best player on the board went off the board with the first pick of the second round as the Pittsburgh Pirates tabbed outfielder Josh Bell, a Texas commit who sent a letter to the MLB Scouting Bureau requesting that clubs not draft him because he wants to go to college. With Bell and Gerrit Cole, the Pirates have selected two of the top 20 talents in this year's draft. The San Diego Padres were similarly aggressive, and the San Francisco Giants might have selected Buster Posey's replacement.

Second-round highlights: