1987 Pittsburgh Pirates Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1987 Pittsburgh Pirates Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1984 / 1985 / 1986 / 1987 / 1988 / 1989 / 1990

Drafted Players

  • Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
Drafted Players Table
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
1987122PiratesYMark Merchant (minors)OFHSOviedo HS (Oviedo, FL)
19872342PiratesYBen Shelton (minors)LHP-0.115242.250.875HSOak Park-River Forest HS (Oak Park, IL)
19873602PiratesNBrian Williams (minors)SS-4.1200850.176.39825626385.371.666HSLewisville HS (Richburg, SC)
19874862PiratesYWes Chamberlain (minors)OF1.2385126343.255.7224YrJackson State University (Jackson, MS)
198751122PiratesYBen Webb (minors)RHPJCChipola College (Marianna, FL)
198761382PiratesYMark Thomas (minors)OFJCSanta Rosa Junior College (Santa Rosa, CA)
198771642PiratesNMickey Morandini (minors)SS9.81298455832.268.6974YrIndiana University Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
198781902PiratesNKurt Knudsen (minors)RHP-1.100082655.071.647JCAmerican River College (Sacramento, CA)
198792162PiratesYJim Haywood (minors)LHPHSDundee-Crown HS (Carpentersville, IL)
1987102422PiratesYScott Barczi (minors)C4YrNorthwestern University (Evanston, IL)
1987112682PiratesYJose Palos (minors)OFHSCastle Park HS (Chula Vista, CA)
1987122942PiratesYChip Duncan (minors)RHP4YrColumbus State University (Columbus, GA)
1987133202PiratesYJeff Griffith (minors)3B4YrAnderson University (Anderson, SC)
1987143462PiratesYJunior Vizcaino (minors)1B4YrValdosta State University (Valdosta, GA)
1987153722PiratesYCraig Lewis (minors)RHPJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
1987163982PiratesYAnthony Thompson (minors)OFHSSelma HS (Selma, AL)
1987174242PiratesYSteve Carter (minors)OF-0.214211.143.5514YrUniversity of Georgia (Athens, GA)
1987184502PiratesYKevin Burdick (minors)2B4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1987194762PiratesNMike Fyhrie (minors)SS2.42120.000.0008421141.430HSOcean View HS (Huntington Beach, CA)
1987205022PiratesYMike Wall (minors)3BHSNorwood HS (Norwood, MA)
1987215282PiratesYPete Freeman (minors)C4YrUniversity of Georgia (Athens, GA)
1987225542PiratesYRon Downs (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)
1987235802PiratesYMickey Peyton (minors)OF4YrValdosta State University (Valdosta, GA)
1987246062PiratesNJeff Knepper (minors)RHPHSMount Union HS (Mount Union, PA)
1987256322PiratesYKeith Raisanen (minors)OF4YrBirmingham-Southern College (Birmingham, AL)
1987266582PiratesNBob Ayrault (minors)RHP0.24020.000.00054534.051.3804YrUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas (Paradise, NV)
1987276875PiratesYDoug Torborg (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
1987287102PiratesYLyle Befort (minors)RHP4YrFort Hays State University (Hays, KS)
1987297362PiratesYEd Shea (minors)C4YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
1987307622PiratesYJohn Latham (minors)LHPJCSpartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
1987317882PiratesYGeorge Spriggs (minors)2BJCAnne Arundel Community College (Arnold, MD)
1987328142PiratesYGary Schmitt (minors)OF4YrAllegheny College (Meadville, PA)
1987338392PiratesYJody Williams (minors)2B4YrHampton University (Hampton, VA)
1987348642PiratesYTroy Jackson (minors)OFJCCanada College (Redwood City, CA)
1987358892PiratesYTim Holmes (minors)RHP4YrValparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN)
1987369132PiratesNAnthony Lee (minors)RHPJCKishwaukee College (Malta, IL)
1987379362PiratesYRob Barnwell (minors)RHPJCTrinity Valley Community College (Athens, TX)
1987389592PiratesNMike Persichini (minors)LHP4YrPennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
1987399812PiratesYFrank Moore (minors)LHP
19874010022PiratesYAndrew Stewart (minors)OF4YrAustin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)
19874110232PiratesNJeff Shore (minors)C4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
19874210422PiratesNTroy Trollope (minors)OFHSBillings HS (Billings, MT)
19874310602PiratesNJessie Torres (minors)CHSNampa HS (Nampa, ID)
19874410772PiratesNTodd McCray (minors)RHPJCSanta Fe Community College (Gainesville, FL)
19874510942PiratesNSteve Borris (minors)OFJCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
19874611102PiratesNShawn Purdy (minors)RHPJCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
19874711262PiratesNAlfonso Bryan (minors)OFJCCommunity College of Baltimore County, Dundalk Campus (Dundalk, MD)
19874811412PiratesNDavid Silvernail (minors)RHPHSUniversity HS (Spokane Valley, WA)
19874911552PiratesNReggie Hubbard (minors)SSJCSanta Rosa Junior College (Santa Rosa, CA)
19875011682PiratesYRodger Castner (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas (Paradise, NV)
19875111802PiratesNTony Brown (minors)INFHSHighlands HS (North Highlands, CA)
19875211912PiratesNSteve Polewski (minors)SSJCTriton College (River Grove, IL)
19875311992PiratesYPaul Miller (minors)RHP0.21080.000.00010104.11.3704YrCarthage College (Kenosha, WI)

Other Years: 1984 / 1985 / 1986 / 1987 / 1988 / 1989 / 1990

53 matching player(s). 9 played in the majors (16%). Total of 8.3 WAR, or 0.9 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

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