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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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YearRndDTOvPckRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
2008122PiratesPedro Alvarez (minors)3B5.55922063104.235.7424YrVanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
20082482PiratesTanner Scheppers (minors)RHP1.512300123743.751.3624YrCalifornia State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
20083792PiratesJordy Mercer (minors)SS5.229490121.263.7184YrOklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
200841142PiratesChase d'Arnaud (minors)SS-0.5641490.208.5074YrPepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
200851442PiratesJustin Wilson (minors)LHP1.513660.000.000136952.991.2304YrCalifornia State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
200861742PiratesRobbie Grossman (minors)OF1.416661710.248.683HSCy-Fair HS (Cypress, TX)
200872042PiratesBenji Gonzalez (minors)SSHSPuerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, PR)
200882342PiratesJeremy Farrell (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
200892642PiratesMatt Hague (minors)3B-0.433720.222.5134YrOklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
2008102942PiratesDrew Gagnon (minors)RHPHSLiberty HS (Brentwood, CA)
2008113242PiratesDavid Rubinstein (minors)OF4YrAppalachian State University (Boone, NC)
2008123542PiratesCalvin Anderson (minors)1B4YrSouthern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
2008133842PiratesRobert Gardner (minors)OFHSHighland Park HS (University Park, TX)
2008144142PiratesMike Colla (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
2008154442PiratesChristopher Aure (minors)LHPHSNorth Pole HS (North Pole, AK)
2008164742PiratesWes Freeman (minors)OFHSAll Saints Academy (Lakeland, FL)
2008175042PiratesJaron Shepherd (minors)OFJCNavarro College (Corsicana, TX)
2008185342PiratesJarek Cunningham (minors)SSHSMount Spokane HS (Mead, WA)
2008195642PiratesJason Haniger (minors)C4YrGeorgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
2008205942PiratesQuinton Miller (minors)RHPHSShawnee HS (Medford, NJ)
2008216242PiratesBrent Klinger (minors)RHPJCGlendale Community College (Glendale, CA)
2008226542PiratesPatrick Palmeiro (minors)3BHSColleyville Heritage HS (Colleyville, TX)
2008236842PiratesAustin Wright (minors)LHPHSConant HS (Hoffman Estates, IL)
2008247142PiratesBrian Litwin (minors)3BHSSt. Stephens HS (Hickory, NC)
2008257442PiratesBrian Leach (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS)
2008267742PiratesZach Wilson (minors)3BHSWoodrow Wilson HS (Long Beach, CA)
2008278042PiratesEdwin Roman (minors)OFHSPuerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, PR)
2008288342PiratesKyle Saukko (minors)RHPJCSierra College (Rocklin, CA)
2008298642PiratesKevin Komstadius (minors)1BHSEast Valley HS (Yakima, WA)
2008308942PiratesDaniel Martin (minors)RHPJCPanola College (Carthage, TX)
2008319242PiratesRyan Hinson (minors)LHP4YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
2008329542PiratesT.J. Forrest (minors)RHPJCBossier Parish Community College (Bossier City, LA)
2008339842PiratesMark Carver (minors)1B4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington (Wilmington, NC)
20083410142PiratesMatthew Payne (minors)3B4YrNorth Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
20083510442PiratesTyler Cox (minors)LHP4YrIllinois State University (Normal, IL)
20083610742PiratesKyle Morgan (minors)OF4YrUniversity of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
20083711042PiratesMatt Curry (minors)1BJCHoward College (Big Spring, TX)
20083811342PiratesAlan Knotts (minors)RHP4YrLouisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)
20083911642PiratesAlbert Fagan (minors)RHP
20084011942PiratesBeau Didier (minors)3BHSBellarmine HS (Tacoma, WA)
20084112242PiratesChris Simmons (minors)C4YrUnited States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
20084212542PiratesCole White (minors)OF4YrUnited States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
20084312842PiratesJohnny Gunter (minors)RHPJCChattahoochee Valley Community College (Phenix City, AL)
20084413142PiratesMike Williams (minors)LHP4YrMount Olive College (Mount Olive, NC)
20084513432PiratesAllen Ponder (minors)RHP4YrAuburn University (Auburn, AL)
20084613712PiratesScott McGough (minors)SSHSPlum HS (Pittsburgh, PA)
20084713982PiratesJordan Craft (minors)OFHSKennesaw Mountain HS (Kennesaw, GA)
20084814252PiratesOwen Brolsma (minors)RHP4YrTexas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
20084914522PiratesZach Foster (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
20085014792PiratesCraig Parry (minors)OF4YrSouth Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)

50 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (14%). Total of 14.2 WAR, or 2.0 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.
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    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.