The Pittsburgh Pirates have purchased the contract right-handed pitcher Chris Peacock from the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association(independent ball). Peacock is 25 years old and he attended Faulkner State CC and the University of Mobile in Alabama, where he went undrafted in 2011 as a senior. Since then, he has bounced around independent ball, playing for six teams over the last three season. The 6’4″ Peacock had a 3.02 ERA in 36 relief appearances this year, striking out 47 batters in 41.2 innings. He struggled in 2013 for White Sands of the Pecos League, posting a 7.65 ERA in nine starts and ten relief appearances. The team had a 6.11 ERA, so his high ERA was partly due to a high offense environment.
Peacock is the second player the Pirates have signed from Wichita in the last two months. Back on August 15th, they signed pitcher Matt Nevarez, who is currently playing winter ball in Venezuela.