Pirates sign Australian pitcher

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Australian pitcher Jarryd Sullivan, according to Dejan Kovacevic on the PBC Blog. The 2009 International Signing Tracker has been updated.

Sullivan played in the MLBAAP (MLB Australian Academy Program) 19 and under league in 2009, posting the second best ERA in the league with a 1.35 ERA in 20 innings pitched. He also posted a 21:6 K/BB ratio with no homers allowed. Here is a listing of all of the stats for the 19 and under league. He’s 6’0″, 172 pounds, and right handed.

Author: Tim Williams

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