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....
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