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Pirates Reach Agreement With 12th Round Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement with 12th round pick Candon Myles, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Myles, drafted as a center fielder out of high school, had a commitment to Howard College, but opted to go pro instead.  In 2011 he hit for a .495 average for Grand Prairie High School, and had 45 stolen bases.  He’s a weapon on the bases with his speed, holding the motto that if he can get on first base, he already has third base.  Shortly after the draft we received several updates from one of Myles’ high school coaches, Paul Ylda.  Ylda noted that Myles was the best player he’s ever coached.  He also pointed out that Candon’s brother was drafted in the sixth round by Cleveland this year.

Myles is on his way to Florida today, where he is expected to join the GCL Pirates.  The draft pick signing tracker has been updated with the move.  The Pirates have now added 21 players from the 2011 draft.

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We (Piratefans) need power hitters I sure hope we sign Josh Bell my new favorite Pirate (if he signs)

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Another speedy CF in the system…never can have too many of those…

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