Pirates Agree With 26th Round Pick Jerrick Suiter

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 26th round pick Jerrick Suiter. The right-fielder just finished his career at TCU after being eliminated in the College World Series. He decided to turn pro, rather than returning for his senior season.

Suiter didn’t show much power in his time at TCU, with no homers in his three-year career. He did hit 12 doubles in his junior year, while showing a good ability to get on base. He has a good arm, previously pitching as a freshman. He was previously drafted as a pitcher out of high school in 2011 by Toronto, but opted to go to college.

The Pirates have a lot of outfielders and a lot of right fielders from the 2014 draft. Suiter should go to either Jamestown or Bristol when his deal is official.

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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  • piratemike

    A right fielder with no homers in three years. Hell the Bucs could have given me that money or flushed it down the toilet. What’s the difference ?

  • NSA

    Smells like a low bonus org filler but they may think he can pitch. He’s a 6’3 righty and Perfect Game says he’s got a 93 mph fastball which makes him NHs type of guy.

  • W Zimmerman

    Has to be a low bonus. No way even near the $100k cap. Can’t sign anyone for over slot until they resolve the Hinsz situation. Then there are a couple other guys I would like to seem them sign.

  • R Edwards

    I know its College Baseball, but TCU is a pretty good program. How does a RF stay in their lineup with no power and zero home runs in 3 years??

  • Sean Epstein

    Guys who consistently get on base and who have a good approach at the plate are a theme of this organization. They will generally overlook a lack of power if there are good plate skills. Power often develops late. It is a low risk move with a potential to pay off.