2017 Draft

Pirates Sign 17th Round Draft Pick Mason Martin, 27th Round Pick David Lee

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Pirates Sign 17th Round Draft Pick Mason Martin, 27th Round Pick David Lee
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed two draft picks on Monday afternoon, getting 17th round draft pick Mason Martin and 27th round draft pick David Lee, who just won the College World Series with Florida. Martin played some first base in high school, but the Pittsburgh Pirates announced him as an outfielder. Lee is a 21-year-old right-handed pitcher. Both players have been assigned to the GCL Pirates.

Here are the player pages for both players with more information.

Mason Martin

David Lee

The Pirates have now signed 37 of their 42 draft picks this year. You can check out our draft tracker here. The draft signing period ends on Friday. It appears right now that the only other possibility to sign is 12th round draft pick Hunter Wolfe. The other four have committed to going back to scho...

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2017 Draft
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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