Pirates Reach Agreement With 7th Round Pick

Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement with 2011 7th round pick Jake Burnette, a right handed pitcher out of Buford High School in Georgia.  Burnette’s deal is pending a physical. Burnett is a 6′ 4″, 177 pound right handed pitcher who had a commitment to Georgia Tech.  He throws in the high 80s, although his projectable frame could allow him to add velocity going forward....

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Rounds 6-10: Pirates Take Three Prep Pitchers

The Pittsburgh Pirates continued a familiar strategy in rounds six through ten, selecting three prep pitchers out of their five picks.  They started out by taking third baseman Daniel Gamache out of Auburn in the sixth round.  In the seventh through ninth rounds they took prep right handers Jake Burnette, Jason Creasy, and Clay Holmes respectively.  Holmes was rated the 140th best prospect in Baseball America’s top 200 rankings....

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