Draft and Minor League Notes
Adalberto Santos
Adalberto Santos

Posted Aug 30, 2010


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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