State College Spikes Roster Moves 9/1

The State College Spikes have made a few roster moves today: -Samuel Gonzalez has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to August 30th.  Gonzalez is currently out with a shoulder strain. -Mike Jefferson has been transferred to the GCL Pirates.  The move is a paper move.  Jefferson threw five shutout innings last night, and isn’t scheduled to start the rest of the year. -Gregory Polanco and Diomedes Mateo have been added...

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Interview With 22nd Round Pick Mike Jefferson

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted left handed pitcher Mike Jefferson in the 22nd round of the 2011 draft.  Jefferson was a college senior out of Louisiana Tech University, where he was the ace of the pitching staff in 2011.  He was coming off a season where he posted a 3.56 ERA in 86 innings, along with a 70:46 K/BB ratio.  He throws 90-91 MPH, and reportedly has a good curveball.  Jefferson was drafted in the 46th round by the Mets in...

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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 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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Rounds 21-25: Pirates Draft a Familiar Face

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted a familiar face in the 23rd round when they took right handed pitcher Jordan Cooper.  Cooper was originally selected in the 17th round of the 2009 draft by the Pirates, but ended up honoring his commitment to the University of Kentucky.  Baseball America rated him as the 12th best prospect in Kentucky this year.  He struggled this year in the Kentucky rotation as a weekend starter, but saw his success...

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