There wasn't much to get excited about in rounds 26-30. The Pirates should have a good shot at signing most of these guys, pending they don't return to college for their senior years. That wouldn't be an option with 28th rounder Albert Baur, who is a senior. These guys will mostly fill out the Morgantown and Bristol rosters this summer, with the pitchers looking like bullpen options, and Baur potentially being a starter at first base. - Tim Williams
26th Round, 787th Overall: Shane Kemp, RHP, George Washington University
Kemp was a starter and a reliever at George Washington University, putting up a 4.18 ERA in 32.1 innings, with a 20:20 K/BB ratio. The Pirates announced him as a reliever when they drafted him, and he will most likely serve in that role in Morgantown. He’s a senior, ...
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