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The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following players from the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Director of Amateur Scouting.

4 Braeden Ogle LHP 6-3/185 Jensen Beach High School GCL Pirates
Went 5-1 with a 1.40 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 35.0 innings of work as a senior at Jensen Beach High School…Became the second player in program history to be selected in the draft, joining Taylor Blatch in 2013, who was drafted by Minnesota…His dad, Chris, was a defensive tackle and offensive lineman at Clemson in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s…Was a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game third-team All-American.

27 Tyler Leffler INF 6-1/185 Bradley University Bristol Pirates
Hit .313 with 21 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 33 RBI during his senior season at Bradley University…Was the only Brave to start all 57 games during Bradley’s 2015 NCAA Tournament season… Was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2013… Was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference team in 2014… Helped Benton Consolidated High School (IL) to baseball and basketball regional championships and was also an all-state quarterback.

31 Jordan Jess LHP 6-3/235 University of Minnesota Bristol Pirates
Ended his career at Minnesota tied for second in career saves (13)…Went 0-0 with 10 saves and 35 strikeouts in 23 appearances (27.1ip) this past season at Minnesota… His 10 saves in 2016 were the fourth-most in a single season in school history…Was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Assocation Stopper-of-the-Year Award Watch List prior to the 2016 season.
The Pirates have now signed 23 players from this year’s draft.


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