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2008 Pittsburgh Pirates Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:2007 / 2008 / 2009

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
2008 1 2 2 Pirates Pedro Alvarez (minors) 3B 6.3 560 1981 100 .236 .747 4Yr Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
2008 2 48 2 Pirates Tanner Scheppers (minors) RHP 1.5 123 0 0 123 7 4 3.75 1.36 2 4Yr California State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
2008 3 79 2 Pirates Jordy Mercer (minors) SS 3.8 229 674 15 .264 .711 4Yr Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
2008 4 114 2 Pirates Chase d'Arnaud (minors) SS -0.5 56 149 0 .208 .507 4Yr Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
2008 5 144 2 Pirates Justin Wilson (minors) LHP 1.3 105 6 0 .000 .000 105 8 2 2.96 1.23 0 4Yr California State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
2008 6 174 2 Pirates Robbie Grossman (minors) OF -0.8 100 380 7 .239 .668 HS Cy-Fair HS (Cypress, TX)
2008 7 204 2 Pirates Benji Gonzalez (minors) SS HS Puerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, PR)
2008 8 234 2 Pirates Jeremy Farrell (minors) 3B 4Yr University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
2008 9 264 2 Pirates Matt Hague (minors) 3B -0.4 31 71 0 .225 .520 4Yr Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
2008 10 294 2 Pirates Drew Gagnon (minors) RHP HS Liberty HS (Brentwood, CA)
2008 11 324 2 Pirates David Rubinstein (minors) OF 4Yr Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)
2008 12 354 2 Pirates Calvin Anderson (minors) 1B 4Yr Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
2008 13 384 2 Pirates Robert Gardner (minors) OF HS Highland Park HS (University Park, TX)
2008 14 414 2 Pirates Mike Colla (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
2008 15 444 2 Pirates Christopher Aure (minors) LHP HS North Pole HS (North Pole, AK)
2008 16 474 2 Pirates Wes Freeman (minors) OF HS All Saints Academy (Lakeland, FL)
2008 17 504 2 Pirates Jaron Shepherd (minors) OF JC Navarro College (Corsicana, TX)
2008 18 534 2 Pirates Jarek Cunningham (minors) SS HS Mount Spokane HS (Mead, WA)
2008 19 564 2 Pirates Jason Haniger (minors) C 4Yr Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
2008 20 594 2 Pirates Quinton Miller (minors) RHP HS Shawnee HS (Medford, NJ)
2008 21 624 2 Pirates Brent Klinger (minors) RHP JC Glendale Community College (Glendale, CA)
2008 22 654 2 Pirates Patrick Palmeiro (minors) 3B HS Colleyville Heritage HS (Colleyville, TX)
2008 23 684 2 Pirates Austin Wright (minors) LHP HS Conant HS (Hoffman Estates, IL)
2008 24 714 2 Pirates Brian Litwin (minors) 3B HS St. Stephens HS (Hickory, NC)
2008 25 744 2 Pirates Brian Leach (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS)
2008 26 774 2 Pirates Zach Wilson (minors) 3B HS Woodrow Wilson HS (Long Beach, CA)
2008 27 804 2 Pirates Edwin Roman (minors) OF HS Puerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, PR)
2008 28 834 2 Pirates Kyle Saukko (minors) RHP JC Sierra College (Rocklin, CA)
2008 29 864 2 Pirates Kevin Komstadius (minors) 1B HS East Valley HS (Yakima, WA)
2008 30 894 2 Pirates Daniel Martin (minors) RHP JC Panola College (Carthage, TX)
2008 31 924 2 Pirates Ryan Hinson (minors) LHP 4Yr Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
2008 32 954 2 Pirates T.J. Forrest (minors) RHP JC Bossier Parish Community College (Bossier City, LA)
2008 33 984 2 Pirates Mark Carver (minors) 1B 4Yr University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Wilmington, NC)
2008 34 1014 2 Pirates Matthew Payne (minors) 3B 4Yr North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
2008 35 1044 2 Pirates Tyler Cox (minors) LHP 4Yr Illinois State University (Normal, IL)
2008 36 1074 2 Pirates Kyle Morgan (minors) OF 4Yr University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
2008 37 1104 2 Pirates Matt Curry (minors) 1B JC Howard College (Big Spring, TX)
2008 38 1134 2 Pirates Alan Knotts (minors) RHP 4Yr Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)
2008 39 1164 2 Pirates Albert Fagan (minors) RHP
2008 40 1194 2 Pirates Beau Didier (minors) 3B HS Bellarmine HS (Tacoma, WA)
2008 41 1224 2 Pirates Chris Simmons (minors) C 4Yr United States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
2008 42 1254 2 Pirates Cole White (minors) OF 4Yr United States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
2008 43 1284 2 Pirates Johnny Gunter (minors) RHP JC Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Phenix City, AL)
2008 44 1314 2 Pirates Mike Williams (minors) LHP 4Yr Mount Olive College (Mount Olive, NC)
2008 45 1343 2 Pirates Allen Ponder (minors) RHP 4Yr Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
2008 46 1371 2 Pirates Scott McGough (minors) SS HS Plum HS (Pittsburgh, PA)
2008 47 1398 2 Pirates Jordan Craft (minors) OF HS Kennesaw Mountain HS (Kennesaw, GA)
2008 48 1425 2 Pirates Owen Brolsma (minors) RHP 4Yr Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
2008 49 1452 2 Pirates Zach Foster (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
2008 50 1479 2 Pirates Craig Parry (minors) OF 4Yr South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)

50 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (14%). Total of 11.2 WAR, or 1.6 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 2014 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.