Sammy Siani

Born: December 14, 2000
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 195
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Supp. 1st Round, 37th Overall, 2019
How Acquired: Draft
High School: William Penn Charter School (PA)


The Pirates drafted Siani with the compensation pick that resulted from their failure to sign Gunnar Hoglund in 2018.  His main asset is his hit tool, as he makes consistent contact from the left side.  He’s more of a line drive hitter and may not hit for power, although some scouts think he could ultimately develop average power.  He has good but not great speed and there seems to be some difference of opinion on whether he’ll stay in center.  His arm is average or a little below, again depending on your source.  Siani was rated 44th among draft prospects by Baseball America and 43rd by MLB Pipeline.  Given the questions about his power potential and his ability to stay in center, there may be some risk of him being a tweener.  Siani had a commitment to Duke, but he signed for $150,700 above the slot value of $1,999,300.

R:  241/372/308, 133 AB, 3 2B, 3 3B, 26 BB, 41 K, 5-5 SB

Siani split his time between center and left in the GCL.  At the plate, he drew a lot of walks but otherwise didn’t hit well.  He struck out a great deal for somebody with limited power.

Ordinarily, the Pirates would push a prep player drafted as early as Siani to low class A the year after he was drafted.  Siani, though, didn’t hit well in the GCL, so he could go to West Virginia or Bristol.

2020: Minor league contract
Signing Bonus: $2,150,000
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
June 3, 2019: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Supplemental 1st round, 37th overall pick; signed on June 14.