Pirates sign Joseph Schoenfeld
Here is what I wrote about Schoenfeld on my day two recap of the draft:
It took me awhile to find info on Schoenfeld, and the stats I have aren’t complete, but here goes. He’s 6’2″, 187 pounds, and was the offensive MVP of his high school team this year. He had a .385/.495/.641 line with three homers in 78 at-bats in the games I found.
Wilbur Miller has some more stats for Schenfeld, 21 more than I could find at the time. Schoenfeld is 6’2″, 200 pounds, and very athletic. He can play any of the corner spots, and needs to work on catching and throwing skills to remain behind the plate. He has strength and good speed for a catcher, and Baseball America says the long term payoff “could be dramatic”. Schoenfeld had a commitment to San Diego State.
The signing means the Pirates have signed everyone in the top ten rounds, 22 players total in the draft, and have spent $8,181,900 on announced bonuses, with $8,056,900 coming in the top ten rounds.