Pirates Sign 18th Round Pick Josh Poytress

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signings of 18th round pick Josh Poytress and 32nd round pick David Jagoditsh.  We already knew about Jagoditsh, as we reported on Saturday that he had agreed to terms. Poytress, a left handed pitcher, was originally drafted by the Houston Astros in the 16th round out of high school, but chose to go to Fresno State.  He sits in the upper 80s with his fastball, and tops out at 92.  He also throws a...

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Pirates Sign Chris Lashmet, Joe Parsons

The Pittsburgh Pirates today officially announced the signings of 21st round pick Alex Fuselier, 22nd round pick Mike Jefferson, and 33rd round pick Chris Lashmet.  They also announced the signing of right handed pitcher Joe Parsons, an undrafted free agent from Virginia Tech. We already knew about Fuselier and Jefferson, so the new announcements are Lashmet and Parsons.  Lashmet isn’t a surprise, as he was a college senior.  He...

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Pirates Agree to Terms With 4th Round Pick Colten Brewer

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 2011 4th round pick Colten Brewer, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Brewer is the highest pick that the Pirates have reached an agreement with, and the third player in the 2011 top ten that has agreed to terms. Brewer wasn’t ranked in the Baseball America top 200, although he was the #38 prospect out of Texas.  He works in the 87-91 MPH range, touching 93 with a sinking fastball.  He is...

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Pirates Sign Two Draft Picks

Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pirates have agreed to terms with 2011 32nd round draft pick David Jagoditsh. He is a 6′ 7″ 230 right-handed pitcher out of Pima CC, the same school that produced current Pirates farmhand Donald Veal. Jagoditsh pitched just two innings this season and didn’t play at all until mid-season getting in just 6 games total. He will likely report to the GCL and pitch in relief due to...

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Pirates Agree to Terms With 21st Round Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 21st round pick Alex Fuselier, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Fuselier, a center fielder out of the University of Louisiana Lafayette, is expected to join the State College Spikes. Fuselier’s numbers in college weren’t as impressive as what you typically see, but his school seems to have played in a slightly low-offense environment.  He was the team’s second-best hitter in his junior...

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Pirates Sign 41st Round Pick Jonathan Schwind

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 41st round pick Jonathan Schwind, according to the Democrat and Chronicle (h/t Kristy Robinson).  Schwind was signed for $20,000, plus the Pirates agreed to pay for his senior year of school ($41,000).  The former Marist junior played three infield positions, and two outfield positions, but was drafted as a catcher by the Pirates.  He will report to the GCL Pirates, who start their season on Monday....

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