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2008 Pittsburgh Pirates Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
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Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
2008 1 2 2 Pirates Y Pedro Alvarez (minors) 3B 5.9 851 2837 153 .238 .759 4Yr Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
2008 2 48 2 Pirates N Tanner Scheppers (minors) RHP 1.1 175 0 0 175 12 6 4.17 1.39 3 4Yr California State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
2008 3 79 2 Pirates Y Jordy Mercer (minors) SS 6.2 559 1814 35 .257 .691 4Yr Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
2008 4 114 2 Pirates Y Chase d'Arnaud (minors) SS -0.7 159 399 1 .228 .594 4Yr Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
2008 5 144 2 Pirates Y Justin Wilson (minors) LHP 3.3 276 6 0 .000 .000 276 18 10 3.28 1.23 1 4Yr California State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
2008 6 174 2 Pirates Y Robbie Grossman (minors) OF 1.5 289 998 22 .254 .721 HS Cy-Fair HS (Cypress, TX)
2008 7 204 2 Pirates Y Benji Gonzalez (minors) SS HS Puerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, PR)
2008 8 234 2 Pirates Y Jeremy Farrell (minors) 3B 4Yr University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
2008 9 264 2 Pirates Y Matt Hague (minors) 3B -0.5 43 84 0 .226 .548 4Yr Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
2008 10 294 2 Pirates N Drew Gagnon (minors) RHP HS Liberty HS (Brentwood, CA)
2008 11 324 2 Pirates Y David Rubinstein (minors) OF 4Yr Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)
2008 12 354 2 Pirates Y Calvin Anderson (minors) 1B 4Yr Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
2008 13 384 2 Pirates N Robert Gardner (minors) OF HS Highland Park HS (University Park, TX)
2008 14 414 2 Pirates Y Mike Colla (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
2008 15 444 2 Pirates Y Christopher Aure (minors) LHP HS North Pole HS (North Pole, AK)
2008 16 474 2 Pirates Y Wes Freeman (minors) OF HS All Saints Academy (Lakeland, FL)
2008 17 504 2 Pirates N Jaron Shepherd (minors) OF JC Navarro College (Corsicana, TX)
2008 18 534 2 Pirates Y Jarek Cunningham (minors) SS HS Mount Spokane HS (Mead, WA)
2008 19 564 2 Pirates N Jason Haniger (minors) C 4Yr Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
2008 20 594 2 Pirates Y Quinton Miller (minors) RHP HS Shawnee HS (Medford, NJ)
2008 21 624 2 Pirates Y Brent Klinger (minors) RHP JC Glendale Community College (Glendale, CA)
2008 22 654 2 Pirates N Patrick Palmeiro (minors) 3B HS Colleyville Heritage HS (Colleyville, TX)
2008 23 684 2 Pirates N Austin Wright (minors) LHP HS Conant HS (Hoffman Estates, IL)
2008 24 714 2 Pirates N Brian Litwin (minors) 3B HS St. Stephens HS (Hickory, NC)
2008 25 744 2 Pirates Y Brian Leach (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS)
2008 26 774 2 Pirates N Zach Wilson (minors) 3B HS Woodrow Wilson HS (Long Beach, CA)
2008 27 804 2 Pirates Y Edwin Roman (minors) OF HS Puerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, PR)
2008 28 834 2 Pirates Y Kyle Saukko (minors) RHP JC Sierra College (Rocklin, CA)
2008 29 864 2 Pirates N Kevin Komstadius (minors) 1B HS East Valley HS (Yakima, WA)
2008 30 894 2 Pirates N Daniel Martin (minors) RHP JC Panola College (Carthage, TX)
2008 31 924 2 Pirates N Ryan Hinson (minors) LHP 4Yr Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
2008 32 954 2 Pirates N T.J. Forrest (minors) RHP JC Bossier Parish Community College (Bossier City, LA)
2008 33 984 2 Pirates Y Mark Carver (minors) 1B 4Yr University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Wilmington, NC)
2008 34 1014 2 Pirates Y Matthew Payne (minors) 3B 4Yr North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
2008 35 1044 2 Pirates Y Tyler Cox (minors) LHP 4Yr Illinois State University (Normal, IL)
2008 36 1074 2 Pirates Y Kyle Morgan (minors) OF 4Yr University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
2008 37 1104 2 Pirates N Matt Curry (minors) 1B JC Howard College (Big Spring, TX)
2008 38 1134 2 Pirates Y Alan Knotts (minors) RHP 4Yr Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)
2008 39 1164 2 Pirates Y Albert Fagan (minors) RHP
2008 40 1194 2 Pirates N Beau Didier (minors) 3B HS Bellarmine HS (Tacoma, WA)
2008 41 1224 2 Pirates Y Chris Simmons (minors) C 4Yr United States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
2008 42 1254 2 Pirates Y Cole White (minors) OF 4Yr United States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
2008 43 1284 2 Pirates N Johnny Gunter (minors) RHP JC Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Phenix City, AL)
2008 44 1314 2 Pirates Y Mike Williams (minors) LHP 4Yr Mount Olive College (Mount Olive, NC)
2008 45 1343 2 Pirates Y Allen Ponder (minors) RHP 4Yr Auburn University at Montgomery (Montgomery, AL)
2008 46 1371 2 Pirates N Scott McGough (minors) SS -0.2 6 0 0 6 0 0 9.45 2.40 0 HS Plum HS (Pittsburgh, PA)
2008 47 1398 2 Pirates N Jordan Craft (minors) OF HS Kennesaw Mountain HS (Kennesaw, GA)
2008 48 1425 2 Pirates Y Owen Brolsma (minors) RHP 4Yr Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
2008 49 1452 2 Pirates Y Zach Foster (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
2008 50 1479 2 Pirates Y Craig Parry (minors) OF 4Yr South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)

50 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (16%). Total of 16.6 WAR, or 2.1 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
  • 6sc - June Secondary
  • 6sa - June Secondary (normal, 1971 only)
  • 6sd - June Secondary (delayed, 1971 only)
  • 1rg - January Draft
  • 1sc - January Secondary Draft
  • 8lg - August Legion Draft
  • NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2016 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
    Please note that searches by state are not complete and not guaranteed to be accurate.
    Players are listed regardless of whether they signed or not.
    School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
    Please let us know if you find what you believe is an error.

    The 1965 draft had a major league and AAA section (rounds 1-3), a AA section (4-7) and A-ball sections (8+). Each team had one pick in rounds 1-7 (MLB, AAA, and AA picks). Starting with the 8th round teams received a pick for each A-ball team in their system in the reverse order of the affiliate finishes. Franchises that shared affiliates, alternated the picks round-by-round. This means that a franchise will have multiple picks in a "round". For presentation reasons here, we have re-labeled the rounds to be the number of the selection made by this franchise. This means that the Twins' 10th round pick could come after the Mets' 12th round pick.