The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 26th round pick Shane Kemp and assigned him to Bristol. He agreed to terms shortly after the draft, but as of yesterday, he wasn’t among the players that had officially signed. Kemp is a 20-year-old right-handed pitcher, who played for George Washington University this season. He had a 4.18 ERA, a 20:20 BB/SO ratio and a .285 BAA in 32.1 innings. He started seven times and pitched five times in relief.

Prior to 2015, he spent two years playing for Kirkwood CC(IA). In 2014, he spent more time as a position player, throwing a total of 12.2 innings. In 2013, he threw just 8.1 innings and he rarely pitched in high school, so he has a very fresh arm for someone with three years of college pitching.

You can view the player page for Kemp here.

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  1. Not many of these signings really are guys who will get you very excited, despite the fact that he was a 26th round pick.

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