The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Chris Lashmet in the 33rd round of the 2011 draft. Lashmet, taken as a third baseman, was a senior out of Northwestern University. He had a strong bat, with a .353/.409/.495 line in 190 at-bats in 2011. Lashmet reported to State College, where he has played mostly first base. I met up with Chris while I was in State College, and asked him about being drafted, and his first impression of the pros.
1. Did you do anything special to follow the draft?
I was just sitting on the couch at my house. Just watching with my friends online. Not really doing much, just watching TV.
2. What was the reaction when you found out you were drafted?
I was just relieved. I knew I was probably going to get drafted...
Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.