Draft and Minor League Notes

Adalberto Santos

News and notes on Pirates 2010 draft choices and news from the Pirates Minor League system.

Jameson Taillon - Round 1 – RHP - Signed by the Pirates on August 16.

Stetson Allie - Round 2 – RHP - Signed by the Pirates on August 16.

Mel Rojas Jr. - Round 3 – OF - Has a 1.000 fielding percentage in his 37 appearances since making his professional debut with State College on 7/18...Is hitting .340 (18-for-53) with runners on base and .387 (12-for-31) with runners in scoring position.

Nick Kingham - Round 4 – RHP - Did not allow a run in his two relief appearances (3.0ip) with the Gulf Coast League Pirates.

Tyler Waldron - Round 5 – RHP - Tossed a combined 10.0 scoreless innings and allowed just two hits in his starts on 8/14 and 8/22...Has allowed two earned runs or less in nine of his 13 starts...Has surrendered just two home runs in his first 13 starts (59.2ip).

Brandon Cumpton - Round 9 – RHP - Made two scoreless appearances (one start) with the Gulf Coast League Pirates and struck out six batters in his 5.0 innings of work.

Dan Grovatt - Round 11 – OF - Saw action in three games with the Gulf Coast League Pirates.

Vincent Payne - Round 12 – RHP - Went 2-2 with a 2.43 ERA (37.0ip/10er) in 11 games (10 starts) with the Gulf Coast League Pirates...Did not allow a run in his last four appearances (three starts) with the Gulf Coast League Pirates (15.1ip)...Held opposing hitters to a .222 batting average against (30-for-135)...Made State College debut on 8/29 and allowed one run in 2.0 innings of relief.

Bryce Weidman - Round 14 – RHP - Posted a 1.50 ERA (7.0ip/1er) in his first three professional appearances with the Gulf Coast League Pirates...Allowed six hits (27 at bats) in his four games (three starts).

Drew Maggi - Round 15 – INF - Signed by the Pirates on 8/16...Made professional debut with State College on 8/19 and went 1-for-4 with a double and run scored...Hit safely in five of his first six professional games.

Matt Curry - Round 16 – INF - Currently ranks second in the New York-Penn League with a .413 on-base percentage and 10th with a .475 slugging percentage...Was named to the New York-Penn League mid-season All-Star team...Ranks sixth among New York-Penn League hitters with an .888 OPS.

Ryan Hafner - Round 17 – RHP - Made two relief appearances with the Gulf Coast League Pirates.

Justin Bencsko - Round 20 – OF - Reached base safely in 15 of his 19 games with the Spikes...Hit safely in seven of his first eight professional games.

Adalberto Santos - Round 22 – OF - Was named the New York-Penn League Hitter-of-the-Week today...Ranks sixth in the New York-Penn League in hitting (.318), fifth in hits (74) and runs scored (45), fourth in on-base percentage (.406) and tied for fourth in triples with seven...Was named to the 2010 New York-Penn League All-Star Game.

Jared Lakind - Round 23 – INF - Was signed by the Pirates on 8/16...Hit first professional home run in fourth career game on 8/28.

Justin Howard - Round 24 – INF - Hit .341 (15-for-44) with six doubles and three RBI in 15 games with the GCL Pirates...Recorded an .897 OPS ...Went 6-for-13 (.462 average) with runners on base.

Casey Sadler - Round 25 – RHP - Has gone 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA (24.0ip/8er) in 12 appearances (one start) with State College....Allowed an earned run in just two of his first eight appearances (18.0ip/4er).

Kevin Kleis - Round 27 – RHP - Posted a 2.78 ERA (22.2ip/7er) in nine appearances (four starts) with the Gulf Coast League Pirates.

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