The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 16th round right-handed pitcher Sam Street, according to the University of Texas Pan American, via Greg Luca on Twitter.
Per UTPA, pitcher Sam Street has officially signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Was pick No. 491, in the 16th round of Saturday's draft.
— Greg Luca (@GregLuca) June 12, 2014
Street was a college senior, so he was expected to sign. He’s an Australian pitcher who came to the US to play college ball. He throws from a low arm slot, sitting just above sidearm, and while he doesn’t have much velocity (83-86 MPH), he has a lot of sink to his fastball, along with plus command. Street also throws a slider and a changeup. Baseball America rated him as the 485th best prospect in the draft, saying that he’s got a chance to be a future middle reliever.
The Pirates have now signed 11 players. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker has all of the signings, including any available bonus information.