Pirates Sign 16th Round Pitcher Sam Street

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.

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.

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