The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first baseman Matt Curry, although the move has not been officially announced by the team yet. Curry signed today, according to a trusted source. The signing of Curry isn’t a big surprise, as he is a college senior, with his college, TCU, recently being eliminated from the College World Series.
Curry, a first baseman, was rated the #65 prospect in the state of Texas by Baseball America. He displayed some power in his senior year at TCU, with 17 homers in 218 at-bats, along with 12 stolen bases and a .353 average. Curry also hit 26 doubles, which could be a sign of future power potential. Curry was responsible for some heroics in the CWS, hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning against Florida State, giving TCU a 9-7 lead in a game that they would go on to win 11-7. TCU was eliminated by UCLA two games later in the semi-finals. Here is the video of that grand slam:
I’m guessing that Curry will start off at State College, and will be fourth in the first base line, behind Matt Hague, Calvin Anderson, and Aaron Baker. The draft pick signing tracker has been updated. The Pirates have now signed 15 players.