According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Nathan Tomaszewski out of Independent Ball. He went undrafted out of college and has spent the last two seasons playing Independent Ball in three different leagues. He has good size at 6'4", 220 pounds and can play all four corner positions, spending the most time at third base and in right field. Tomaszewski is 23 years old and played college ball at LeTourneau University.
He will likely open the season with one of the short-season league teams, either Bristol or Jamestown. With an extra affiliate this year, you can expect some more players like this, possibly college players that go undrafted this June.
You can find the player page for Tomaszewski here....
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.