Pirates Sign Two Draft Picks


Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pirates have agreed to terms with 2011 32nd round draft pick David Jagoditsh. He is a 6′ 7″ 230 right-handed pitcher out of Pima CC, the same school that produced current Pirates farmhand Donald Veal. Jagoditsh pitched just two innings this season and didn’t play at all until mid-season getting in just 6 games total. He will likely report to the GCL and pitch in relief due to the limited work he got this year.

According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pirates have also signed 22nd round draft pick Michael Jefferson,a 6′ 5″ left-handed pitcher who was a college senior out of Lousiana Tech. Jefferson was the ace of the Louisiana Tech staff, as he made significant progress with the control problems he’d had in his first two years. He also cut way down on gopher balls, possibly with some help from the new bats. He’s never allowed a lot of hits.

Baseball America ranked him the 32nd best prospect in Louisiana. He has a 90-91 MPH fastball and a good curve. He was drafted by the Mets in 2010 in the 46th round, but returned to school. He redshirted in 2008 so he had another year of eligibility left, but signed with the Pirates and should report to State College.

Terms of these deals have not been released yet. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker has been updated with the moves.

Author: John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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