Pirates Sign 24th Round Pick Tyler Gaffney

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of their 24th round pick from the 2012 draft, outfielder Tyler Gaffney out of Standford.

Gaffney hit .245 with 10 doubles, one triple, two home runs, 17 RBI and 48 runs scored as a junior this year at Stanford University. He made a total of 30 starts in left field, 16 in center field and four as the designated hitter for the Cardinals.

Gaffney will join the State College Spikes.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.states.7 Tim States

    I’m sorry to be a jerk, but it is Stanford, not Standford. And their nickname is not Cardinals, it is The Cardinal.

  • DC

    Kristy, it’s not as though Stanford is a little-known university in the Bay Area. Let’s get the name and mascot correct.

  • http://twitter.com/jlease717 John Lease

    But, is he an ‘organizational’ guy?

  • buccotime57

    Wrong Cardinal lol

  • Lee Young

    He hit only .245….maybe he DID go to StanDford?? lol

    Why would we want a guy who only hit .245?

  • Matt Beam

    any new news or insight on Appel, Thomas, Ross, and Buehler? Less than a week away from the signing deadline

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