This is the first time an Arizona player has been taken in the first round since 2008, when Daniel Schlereth and Ryan Perry both received the honor.
Newman becomes the first Arizona player drafted by the Pirates since Mike Colla in 2008. Colla did play some in Double-A last season in the Rays organization, but has not played anywhere this year.
The Pirates already have a former Wildcat on the Major League roster in Mark Melancon. Maybe he'll eventually be joined there by Newman.