Pirates draft wrap up day 3
Will Kendall
Will Kendall

Posted Jun 9, 2013


The Pirates took 30 players — 25 college players and five high schoolers — Saturday on the final day of the first-year player draft.

Of the 41 players the Pirates drafted over the three-day draft, 20 were pitchers. Sixteen of those pitchers were right-handers.

The Pirates selected seven outfielders, four catchers, four third basemen, three shortstops, two second basemen and one first baseman.

Nine of their draftees are high school players, including their top three picks. The Pirates have until July 12 to sign them.

Here are the Pirates picks from day three of the draft.

Round 11, Erich Weiss infielder University of Texas. Hit .299 (53-for-177) with seven doubles, three triples, one home run and 29 RBI in 49 games this year as a junior at the University of Texas…Started all 52 of Texas’ games as a sophomore and hit .352 with five home runs and 38 RBI while taking home All-Big 12 first-team honors. He earned Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America honors after hitting .348 in 68 games. His father Gary played for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Round 12,Beau Wallace infielder Hinds (MS) Community College. Hit .321 (44-for-137) with nine doubles, four triples, four home runs, 33 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 43 games this year as a sophomore at Hinds Community College. Was a second-team Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges selection in 2013. Was also a National Junior College Athletic Association All-American as a freshman.

Round 13, Dan Collins infielder Troy (AL) University. Hit .360 with 25 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs and 68 RBI in 62 games as a junior this year at Troy University. Was the only player in the Sun Belt Conference on the Golden Spikes watch list this year. Was also named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and to the first-team All-Sun Belt Conference team. Finished third in the Sunbelt Conference with 12 home runs in 2012…Was the MVP of the New England Collegiate Baseball League in 2012 after hitting .390 with 19 home runs and 37 RBI in 41 games last year.

Round 14, Nick Buckner OF North Shore (TX) High School. Was named the top baseball player in the state of Texas by MaxPreps.com this past January…Hit .500 with 10 home runs as a junior in high school. Was a 2013 Rawlings third-team All-American and a Texas All-Region first-team selection.

Round 15, Max Rossiter C Arizona State University. Hit .272 with 12 doubles, one home run and 26 RBI in 54 games this year as a senior at Arizona State. Finished second on the team with a .326 average as a junior. Was also drafted by the Pirates in the 32nd round of the 2012 draft.

Round 16, Billy Roth RHP Vista (CA) High School. Was a 2013 Rawlings third-team All-American selection and a California All-Region first-team selection. Hit .410 in 35 games as a junior in high school. Was also a 2011 and 2012 Underclass Honorable Mention selection.

Round 17, Justin Topa RHP Long Island University – Brooklyn. Went 8-6 with 81 strikeouts in 14 starts this year at Long Island University – Brooklyn. Finished his career at LIU tied for the most wins in school history (20).

Round 18, Jeff Roy OF University of Rhode Island. Was the University of Rhode Island’s 12th played drafted since 2003. Hit .285 this year while also going 30-for-30 in stolen base. Was named a 2013 pre-season All-American. Was the Atlantic 10 Player-of-the-Year in 2012. Also earned Atlantic-10 all-rookie honors as a freshman.

Round 19, Brett McKinney RHP Ohio State University. Went 4-4 with one save, a 2.98 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 26 games (three starts) as a senior this year at Ohio State. His father, Chuck, played minor league ball in the Reds organization.

Round 20, Ryan Lindemuth INF College of William and Mary. Was named second-team Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference as a utility player. Was named to the pre-season All-CAA Baseball Team and earned CAA Player of the Week for 5/13-20 (batted .682 with nine RBI, eight runs and four doubles). Batted .351 (88-for-251) with 14 doubles, two triples, four homers and 49 RBIs and 61 runs scored in 63 games this season. Also registered a .434 on-base percentage along with a .470 slugging percentage on the season. Led the team in hits, RBI, hit by pitches (23) and total bases (118) and ranked second in runs, doubles, triples, homers, on-base and slugging…As a sophomore, was a third-team All-CAA selection…Led the team with a .376 batting average (80-for-213), hits and total bases (120). Tied team-highs with 54 runs scored and 17 doubles. Led W&M with a slugging percentage of .563 while ranking second on the squad with 14 stolen bases. In 2010, at Lake Braddock High School he set the single-season record for hits (43) and career records for hits (96) and runs scored. During his senior year, was named first-team all-state, first-team All-Met, first-team all-region, and first-team all-district while batting .544.

Round 21, Adam Landecker INF University of Southern California. Earned All-PAC 12 honorable mention honors in his freshman and senior seasons (2010 and 2013). Led the Trojans and finished second in the conference with a .351 batting average. Through 51 games he tallied 25 RBI, two home runs, one triple and a team-leading 18 doubles. In his Trojan career he appeared in 191 games, starting 178 of them, and registered a .311 batting average while driving in 68 RBI. Also had 30 doubles, five triples, three home runs and a .394 on-base percentage.

Round 22, Henry Hirsch RHP University of New Haven (CT). Earned third-team All-Northeast-10 honors this year. Finished the season 4-3 with a 3.81 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 59.0 innings pitched…Made 11 appearances (eight starts) and threw one complete game. Also led the staff in strikeouts. After his freshman season in 2011, was named to the Northeast 10 Conference All-Rookie Team.

Round 23, Cameron Griffin LHP Stetson (FL) University. Went 4-4 with a 6.62 ERA in 27 appearances (two starts) in 34.0 innings pitched and struck out 29 batters. Allowed just one home run in three seasons with the Hatters and struck out 90 batters in 91.2 innings pitched. Helped lead his Naples High School (FL) team to a 33-1 record, a state championship, a No. 6 Baseball America ranking and an ESPN No. 1 national ranking in 2009.

Round 24, Carson Cross RHP University of Connecticut. Was named a second-team All-Big East selection in 2013. Finished the season 9-4 with a 2.44 ERA in 16 starts. Threw 110.2 innings, striking out 86 and walking 24 as opponents hit just .246 against him. Topped the team in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts. Earned Big East Pitcher-of-the-Week honors for the week ending on March 24 as he threw 7.0 shutout innings vs. Georgetown.

Round 25, Justin Maffei OF University of San Francisco (CA). Batted .292 (74-for-253) with 12 doubles, five homers, 22 RBIs and 43 runs scored in his senior season. Registered a .362 on-base percentage and stole 15 of 22 attempted bases. In 2012, led the WCC in stolen bases with 24 in 29 attempts. Was named to the 2012 All-West Coast Conference squad as he batted .315 (63-for-200) with a .453 on-base percentage, a .450 slugging percentage and led the team in 11 offensive categories.

Round 26, Grant Tyndall OF South Lenoir (NC) High School. Batted .362 with 21 hits, 12 RBI and 18 runs scored while registering a .472 on-base percentage as a senior. Also stole 17 bases in 2013.

Round 27, Michael Fransoso INF University of Maine Orono (ME). Was named the American East Conference Player-of –the-Year in 2013. Was named the team captain for the 2013 season. Batted .352 (74-for-210) with 17 doubles, two triples, four homers, 49 RBIs and 45 runs scored this past season. Was named to the America East first-team in 2012, second-team in 2011 and to the AE All-Rookie Team in 2010. Batted .324 (269-for-829) in his career with the Black Bears.

Round 28, Jerry Mulderig RHP Rider University (NJ). Was named a first-team All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and also earned Division I All-State first-team honors by the New Jersey College Baseball Association. In 54 games he batted .328 (63-for-192) with nine doubles, one triple, two homers, 26 runs scored and 31 RBIs. Led the team in batting, slugging percentage (.417). On the hill he was 3-2 with a 4.12 ERA in 11 appearances (four starts) with 13 strikeouts in 19.2 innings pitched. Was named Rider’s Most Improved Player in 2012.

Round 29, Jake Stinnett RHP University of Maryland. Was 6-5 with a 2.83 ERA and two saves in 16 appearances (nine starts). In 63.2 innings pitched he struck out 48 batters, walked 24 and did not allow a home run. Opponents batted just .204 against him, a total that ranked fifth in the ACC. Primarily played third base his freshman and sophomore seasons and made the transition to pitching exclusively in 2013. Earned Rawlings All-American Honorable Mention his senior year of high school.

Round 30, Will Kendall LHP Auburn University. Went 0-5 in nine appearances (eight starts) and struck out 17 in 22.2 innings pitched as a junior this year. Was 4-0 with a 1.88 ERA in 2012 prior to suffering a season-ending injury. His 1.88 ERA was fourth in the SEC at the time of his season-ending injury and opponents were hitting just .226 against him. Was a 2010 pre-season Under Armour All-American.

Round 31, Tevin Johnson OF Gulf Coast Community College. Hit .251 with six home runs and 33 RBI in 51 games this year with Gulf Coast Community College.

Round 32, Christian Ibarra INF Louisiana State University. Is hitting .321 with 17 doubles, six home runs and 39 RBI in 63 games as a junior this year at LSU. Hit .396 with 20 doubles, six home runs, 50 RBI and 40 runs scored in 2012 while playing at Rio Hondo College.

Round 33, Reagan Bazar RHP Salado (TX) High School. Helped lead his team to the Class 2A Region III semifinals this season.

Round 34, Connor Goedert INF Neosho County (KS) Comm. Coll. Hit .326 with 22 doubles, 11 home runs and 51 RBI in 63 games this year at Neosho County Community College. Is the younger brother of Pirates minor leaguer Jared Goedert.

Round 35, Cody Beam RHP Dallas Baptist University. Went 5-1 with 43 strikeouts in 15 games (12 starts) as a junior this year at Dallas Baptist University.

Round 36, Scot Hoffman RHP South Mountain Comm.College. Went 6-1 with four saves and a 2.01 ERA in 14 games (five starts) this year at South Mountain Community College.

Round 37, Andrew Dennis C Wallace State Community College. Hit .354 with eight doubles and 21 RBI in 38 games this year at Wallace State.

Round 38, Luke Voiron C Delgado College. Hit .369 with five doubles, two home runs and 22 RBI in 41 games this year for Delgado College.

Round 39, Jacob Smigelski RHP Univ. of California – Riverside. Went 1-1 with 23 strikeouts in six starts this year as a junior at University of California – Riverside.

Round 40, Bryan Baker RHP Choctawhatchee (FL) High School. Posted four wins while limiting hitters to a .109 batting average against during senior year in high school. Also recorded 66 strikeouts.


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