Featuring Rob Rossi. Pirates outfield playing unreal defense. Can LeBron win MVP even if Cavs lose? Pirates sweep Phillies. Pens talk.


The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following players from the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Director of Scouting.
Round Name Position Height/Weight School Affiliate Assignment
6 J.T. Brubaker RHP 6-4/175 University of Akron West Virginia Black Bears
Went 5-4 with a 3.63 ERA (89.1ip/36er) in 15 games (15 starts) as junior this year at the University of Akron…Led the Zips in strikeouts (72) and starts (15) while finishing second in wins (five) and innings pitched (89.1); also ranked fourth in appearances (15) for Akron in 2015…Was the third Akron player to be drafted in the last four years …Led the Zips in strikeouts (39) as a freshman in 2013 while making 12 starts.
Round Name Position Height/Weight School Affiliate Assignment
8 Seth McGarry RHP 6-0/180 Florida Atlantic University GCL Pirates
Went 4-1 with a 2.25 ERA (40.0ip/10er) in 21 relief appearances as a junior this year for Florida Atlantic University…Was named one of Perfect Game’s top 100 junior players in the nation entering 2015…Is a 2012 graduate of Lakewood Ranch High School in Bradenton, Florida.
Round Name Position Height/Weight School Affiliate Assignment
9 Bret Helton RHP 6-3/215 University of Utah West Virginia Black Bears
Went 2-8 in 18 appearances (10 starts) as a junior in 2015 with the University of Utah…His father, Barry Helton, was an All-American football player at Colorado, spent four years in the NFL and won two Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers…Was a two-time all-state selection at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado
The Pirates have now signed three players from this year’s draft.

Posted in Pittsburgh Pirates