2013 15th Round Pick Max Rossiter Retires After One Game

2013 draftThe Pirates drafted Max Rossiter last year in the 32nd round, but he decided not to sign and went back to Arizona State for his senior year. They took him again this year in the 15th round, and this time they signed him. Rossiter went to Jamestown, where he went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs in his debut on June 19th.

That was his only game as a pro. He’s currently listed on the Voluntarily Retired List. From what I’ve been told, he left the team unexpectedly after the opening series. This is similar to what happened a few years ago with Brian Sharp. Sharp was a 24th round pick in the 2011 draft, and played in 19 games for State College before retiring. Rossiter retiring after one game and one series probably sets some kind of record.

Author: Tim Williams

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.

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