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Defense From Jacob Stallings Helping a Young State College Pitching Staff

Defense From Jacob Stallings Helping a Young State College Pitching Staff

In the seventh round of the 2012 draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected catcher Jacob Stallings out of UNC. The senior catcher hit for a .297 average with 21 doubles, four home runs and 36 RBI over 55 games.

Stallings was surrounded by family and friends when he found out that he would be a Pirate. The moment of hearing he was chosen, after putting in four seasons at UNC where he hit for a .293 average and caught 200 games, was an exciting time for the 23-year-old.

"I was in Chapel Hill with my family," Stallings recalled of the draft process. "Our season had just gotten over so I was sitting around listening to it. It was fun though because the whole family was there. It was a good and exciting time for me and my family."

After getting drafted, some players take their time to sign. Stallings signed quickly and joined short-season A-Ball with State College when the season kicked off on June 18. In the span of one week, Stallings signed, took his physical, reported to State...

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