The Pirates drafted Schoenfeld in the 10th round of the 2009 draft.
The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted their catcher of the future when they took Tony Sanchez in the first round of the 2009 draft. However, in the 10th round they selected a catcher out of the prep ranks when they selected Joey Schoenfeld. Schoenfeld signed for $195,000, which is considered over-slot for a 10th round pick, passing up a commitment to play at San Diego State.
Joey is a very athletic catcher with a lot of hitting potential. In 2010 he had 64 at-bats in the pitcher friendly Gulf Coast League, and hit for a .281/.387/.344 line. Some scouts have said that Schoenfeld could hit well enough in the future to eventually move to a corner outfield spot, but the Pirates will most likely keep him behind the plate as ...
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