2008 Pittsburgh Pirates Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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2008 Pittsburgh Pirates Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
2008122PiratesY$6,000,000Pedro �lvarez (minors)3B5.09102980162.236.7574YrVanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
20082482PiratesNTanner Scheppers (minors)RHP0.912001801274.231.4034YrCalifornia State University, Fresno (Fresno, CA)
20083792PiratesY$508,000Jordy Mercer (minors)SS6.9950310466.256.7014YrOklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
200841142PiratesY$293,000Chase d'Arnaud (minors)SS-0.72365505.222.59010001.0004YrPepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
200851442PiratesY$195,000Justin Wilson (minors)LHP7.329170.000.00052733243.411.28184YrCalifornia State University, Fresno (Fresno, CA)
200861742PiratesY$1,000,000Robbie Grossman (minors)OF10.01126368390.244.725HSCy-Fair HS (Cypress, TX)
200872042PiratesY$130,000Bengie Gonzalez (minors)SSHSPuerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, Puerto Rico)
200882342PiratesY$105,000Jeremy Farrell (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
200892642PiratesY$25,000Matt Hague (minors)3B-0.443840.226.5484YrOklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
2008102942PiratesNDrew Gagnon (minors)RHP-1.52140.250.45023527.321.710HSLiberty HS (Brentwood, CA)
2008113242PiratesYDavid Rubinstein (minors)OF4YrAppalachian State University (Boone, NC)
2008123542PiratesYCalvin Anderson (minors)1B4YrSouthern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
2008133842PiratesNRobert Gardner (minors)OFHSHighland Park HS (Dallas, TX)
2008144142PiratesYMike Colla (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
2008154442PiratesYChristopher Aure (minors)LHPHSNorth Pole HS (North Pole, AK)
2008164742PiratesY$150,000Wes Freeman (minors)OFHSAll Saints Academy (Lakeland, FL)
2008175042PiratesNJaron Shepherd (minors)OFJCNavarro College (Corsicana, TX)
2008185342PiratesY$100,000Jarek Cunningham (minors)SSHSMount Spokane HS (Mead, WA)
2008195642PiratesNJason Haniger (minors)C4YrGeorgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
2008205942PiratesY$900,000Quinton Miller (minors)RHPHSShawnee HS (Medford, NJ)
2008216242PiratesYBrent Klinger (minors)RHPJCGlendale Community College (Glendale, CA)
2008226542PiratesNPatrick Palmeiro (minors)3BHSColleyville Heritage HS (Colleyville, TX)
2008236842PiratesNAustin Wright (minors)LHPHSJ. B. Conant HS (Hoffman Estates, IL)
2008247142PiratesNBrian Litwin (minors)3BHSSt. Stephens HS (Hickory, NC)
2008257442PiratesYBrian Leach (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS)
2008267742PiratesNZach Wilson (minors)3BHSWoodrow Wilson HS (Long Beach, CA)
2008278042PiratesYEdwin Roman (minors)OFHSPuerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, Puerto Rico)
2008288342PiratesYKyle Saukko (minors)RHPJCSierra College (Rocklin, CA)
2008298642PiratesNKevin Komstadius (minors)1BHSEast Valley HS (Yakima, WA)
2008308942PiratesNDaniel Martin (minors)RHPJCPanola College (Carthage, TX)
2008319242PiratesNRyan Hinson (minors)LHP4YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
2008329542PiratesNT.J. Forrest (minors)RHPJCBossier Parish Community College (Bossier City, LA)
2008339842PiratesYMark Carver (minors)1B4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington (Wilmington, NC)
20083410142PiratesYMatthew Payne (minors)3B4YrNorth Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
20083510442PiratesYTyler Cox (minors)LHP4YrIllinois State University (Normal, IL)
20083610742PiratesYKyle Morgan (minors)OF4YrUniversity of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
20083711042PiratesNMatt Curry (minors)1BJCHoward College (Big Spring, TX)
20083811342PiratesYAlan Knotts (minors)RHP4YrLouisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)
20083911642PiratesYAlbert Fagan (minors)RHP
20084011942PiratesNBeau Didier (minors)3BHSBellarmine Preparatory School (Tacoma, WA)
20084112242PiratesYChris Simmons (minors)C4YrUnited States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
20084212542PiratesYCole White (minors)OF4YrUnited States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
20084312842PiratesNJohnny Gunter (minors)RHPJCChattahoochee Valley Community College (Phenix City, AL)
20084413142PiratesYMike Williams (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Mount Olive (Mount Olive, NC)
20084513432PiratesYAllen Ponder (minors)RHP4YrAuburn University at Montgomery (Montgomery, AL)
20084613712PiratesNScott McGough (minors)SS-0.280069275.141.389HSPlum HS (Pittsburgh, PA)
20084713982PiratesNJordan Craft (minors)OFHSKennesaw Mountain HS (Kennesaw, GA)
20084814252PiratesYOwen Brolsma (minors)RHP4YrTexas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
20084914522PiratesYZach Foster (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
20085014792PiratesYCraig Parry (minors)OF4YrSouth Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)

Other Years: 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011

50 matching player(s). 9 played in the majors (18%). Total of 27.3 WAR, or 3.0 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 2023 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.

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