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MLB Draft Signings 2011: Pirates Sign Two More Picks

The Pirates have signed two more draft picks, 22nd-rounder Michael Jefferson and 32nd-rounder David Jagoditsh. Both are pitchers.

Jefferson has control issues while pitching in college ball for Louisiana Tech, but this is the second time he’s been drafted (having been picked in 2010 by the New York Mets), which might indicate that scouts view him as having some ability.

Jagoditsh comes from Tucson’s Pima Community College. He’s a huge guy, at 6-foot-7, and the Pirates love tall pitchers. With late-round picks like this, it’s always tough to tell who might turn out to be prospects.

The Bucs have now signed a total of ten draft picks.

6. Dan Gamache
10. Taylor Lewis
21. Alex Fuselier
22. Michael Jefferson
24. Brian Sharp
29. Kirk Singer
30. Matthew Benedict
31. Derek Trent
32. David Jagoditsh
41. Jonathan Schwind

High-profile draft picks, such as first-rounder Gerrit Cole, and college-bound high-school players tend to wait a while to sign, because they have more leverage than late-round college picks do.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.