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2008 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Picks

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  • RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    12Pedro Alvarez3BCollegeVanderbiltNCAA 1JrTNYesDH-3B6-2225LR1987-02-06New York,NY
    2008-  1-   2-PIT
    MLB2010-20182006-2018
    248Tanner ScheppersPCollegeFresno StateNCAA 1JrCANoP6-4195RR1987-01-17Mission Viejo,CA
    2009-  1-  44-TEX
    MLB2012-20172006-2019
    379Jordy MercerSSCollegeOklahoma StateNCAA 1JrOKYesSS-2B6-3190RR1986-08-27Taloga,OK
    2008-  3-  79-PIT
    MLB2012-20202006-2020
    4114Chase D'ArnaudSSCollegePepperdineNCAA 1JrCAYes2B-1B6-2200RR1987-01-21Torrance,CA
    2008-  4- 114-PIT
    MLB2011-20182006-2019
    5144Justin WilsonPCollegeFresno StateNCAA 1JrCAYesP6-2210LL1987-08-18Orange,CA
    2008-  5- 144-PIT
    MLB2012-20202006-2020
    6174Robbie GrossmanOFHigh SchoolCypress Fairbanks (Cypress,TX)HSHSTXYesLF-OF6-0200BL1989-09-16Cypress,TX
    2008-  6- 174-PIT
    MLB2013-20202008-2020
    7204Bengie GonzalezSSHigh SchoolPuerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo,PR)HSHSPRYesSS-2B5-11160RR1990-01-16Caguas,PR
    2008-  7- 204-PIT
    AAA2008-2019
    8234Jeremy Farrell3BCollegeVirginiaNCAA 1JrVAYes3B-1B6-3200RR1986-11-11Monmouth,NJ
    2008-  8- 234-PIT
    AAA2006-2015
    9264Matt Hague3BCollegeOklahoma StateNCAA 1SrOKYes1B-3B6-3225RR1985-08-20Kent,WA
    2008-  9- 264-PIT
    MLB2012-20152005-2018
    10294Drew GagnonPHigh SchoolLiberty (Brentwood,CA)HSHSCANoP6-4190RR1990-06-26Brentwood,CA
    2011-  3- 100-MIL
    MLB2018-20192009-2019
    11324David RubinsteinOFCollegeAppalachian StateNCAA 1JrNCYesRF-LF6-2190RR1987-05-18Charlotte,NC
    2008- 11- 324-PIT
    A+2006-2011
    12354Calvin Anderson1BCollegeSouthernNCAA 1JrLAYes1B6-7240RR1987-05-08Seattle,WA
    2008- 12- 354-PIT
    A+2006-2013
    13384Seth GardnerOFHigh SchoolHighland Park (Dallas,TX)HSHSTXNoOF6-3185RR1989-07-07Dallas,TX
    2008- 13- 384-PIT
    ---
    14414Mike CollaPCollegeArizonaNCAA 1JrAZYesP6-2220RR1986-12-23Santa Barbara,CA
    2008- 14- 414-PIT
    AA2006-2014
    15444Chris AurePHigh SchoolNorth Pole (North Pole,AK)HSHSAKYesP6-0180LL1989-10-13North Pole,AK
    2008- 15- 444-PIT
    Rk2008-2009
    16474Wesley FreemanOFHigh SchoolAll Saints Academy (Winter Haven,FL)HSHSFLYesRF-LF6-4215RR1990-01-29Lakeland,FL
    2008- 16- 474-PIT
    A+2008-2015
    17504Jaron ShepherdOFCollegeNavarro CollegeNJCAASoTXNoLF-CF6-1175LR1988-10-30Indianapolis,IN
    2011- 33-1008-COL
    AAA2010-2015
    18534Jarek CunninghamSSHigh SchoolMount Spokane (Mead,WA)HSHSWAYes2B-3B6-1185RR1989-12-25Spokane,WA
    2008- 18- 534-PIT
    AA2008-2016
    19564Jason HanigerCCollegeGeorgia TechNCAA 1JrGANoC6-2215RR1987-06-10Santa Clara,CA
    2008- 19- 564-PIT
    NCAA2006-2009
    20594Quinton MillerPHigh SchoolShawnee (Medford,NJ)HSHSNJYesP6-1185RR1989-11-28Medford,NJ
    2008- 20- 594-PIT
    AA2009-2014
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    21624Brent KlingerPCollegeGlendale CC AZNJCAASoAZYesP6-4185RR1988-07-21Phoenix,AZ
    2008- 21- 624-PIT
    A-2008-2009
    22654Patrick Palmeiro3BHigh SchoolHeritage (Colleyville,TX)HSHSTXNo3B-1B6-3210RR1990-03-06Colleyville,TX
    2008- 22- 654-PIT
    A2011-2018
    23684Austin WrightPHigh SchoolConant (Hoffman Estates,IL)HSHSILNoP6-3220LL1989-09-26Virginia Beach,VA
    2011-  8- 271-PHI
    AA2009-2019
    24714Brian Litwin3BHigh SchoolSt. Stephens (Hickory,NC)HSHSNCNo3B6-3195RR1989-12-06Hickory,NC
    2008- 24- 714-PIT
    NCAA2009-2011
    25744Brian LeachPCollegeSouthern MissNCAA 1SrMSYesP6-3195RR1986-04-14Brandon,MS
    2008- 25- 744-PIT
    AA2008-2012
    26774Zach Wilson3BHigh SchoolWilson (Long Beach,CA)HSHSCANo3B-RF6-1190RR1990-08-06Inglewood,CA
    2011- 21- 659-NYA
    AA2009-2019
    27804Edwin RomanOFHigh SchoolPuerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo,PR)HSHSPRYesOF-CF5-10160RR1990-04-08Caguas,PR
    2008- 27- 804-PIT
    Rk2008-2009
    28834Kyle SaukkoPCollegeSierra CollegeCCCAAFrCAYesCF-OF5-11175LR1988-12-21Roseville,CA
    2008- 28- 834-PIT
    A-2008-2010
    29864Kevin Komstadius1BHigh SchoolEast Valley (Yakima,WA)HSHSWANo1B6-4205LL1990-07-20Yakima,WA
    2008- 29- 864-PIT
    NCAA2009-2009
    30894Daniel MartinPCollegePanola CollegeNJCAASoTXNoP6-9265RR1987-06-21Marshall,TX
    2008- 30- 894-PIT
    NCAA2009-2009
    31924Ryan HinsonPCollegeClemsonNCAA 1JrSCNoP6-3220LL1987-05-12Rock Hill,SC
    2009- 10- 294-SDN
    AAA2006-2014
    32954TJ ForrestPCollegeBossier Parish CCNJCAASoLANoP6-5175RR1987-09-28Shreveport,LA
    2008- 32- 954-PIT
    Indy2007-2011
    33984Mark Carver1BCollegeUNC WilmingtonNCAA 15SNCYesC-1B6-4195RR1985-04-01Raleigh,NC
    2008- 33- 984-PIT
    A-2005-2008
    341014Matt Payne3BCollegeNC StateNCAA 1SrNCYes3B-OF6-1200RR1986-03-18Hiddenite,NC
    2008- 34-1014-PIT
    A-2005-2009
    351044Tyler CoxPCollegeIllinois StateNCAA 1SrILYesP6-3200RL1986-02-21Georgetown,IN
    2008- 35-1044-PIT
    NCAA2005-2008
    361074Kyle MorganOFCollegeSan FranciscoNCAA 1SrCAYes1B-OF6-1220LL1986-08-08Bakersfield,CA
    2008- 36-1074-PIT
    A2007-2010
    371104Matt Curry1BCollegeHoward CollegeNJCAASoTXNo1B-LF6-2235LR1988-07-27Red Oak,TX
    2010- 16- 477-PIT
    AAA2009-2014
    381134Alan KnottsPCollegeLouisiana TechNCAA 15SLAYesP6-4210RR1985-02-28Odessa,TX
    2008- 38-1134-PIT
    A2005-2009
    391164Albert FaganP------NS---YesP6-4205RR1986-11-14Yonkers,NY
    2008- 39-1164-PIT
    A-2008-2009
    401194Beau Didier3BHigh SchoolBellarmine Prep (Tacoma,WA)HSHSWANo3B6-2200LR1989-12-26Federal Way,WA
    2008- 40-1194-PIT
    NCAA2009-2012
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    411224Chris SimmonsCCollegeArmyNCAA 1SrNYYesC5-11205RR1986-04-06Houston,TX
    2008- 41-1224-PIT
    A-2005-2008
    421254Cole WhiteOFCollegeArmyNCAA 1SrNYYesOF6-2200RR1985-04-03Carlsbad,NM
    2008- 42-1254-PIT
    A-2005-2008
    431284Johnny GunterPCollegeChattahoochee ValNJCAASoALNoP6-3230RR1988-03-10Phenix City,AL
    2009- 11- 334-TEX
    A+2009-2010
    441314Mike WilliamsPCollegeMount Olive CollegeNCAA 2SrNCYesP6-5235LL1986-08-11Myrtle Beach,SC
    2008- 44-1314-PIT
    A2005-2012
    451343Allen PonderPCollegeAuburn-MontgomeryNAIA5SALYesP6-4230RR1983-09-27Auburn,AL
    2008- 45-1343-PIT
    A-2003-2008
    461371Scott McGoughSSHigh SchoolPlum (Pittsburgh,PA)HSHSPANoP6-0150RR1989-10-31Pittsburgh,PA
    2011-  5- 164-LAN
    MLB2015-20152009-2019
    471398Jordan CraftOFHigh SchoolKennesaw Mountain (Kennesaw,GA)HSHSGANoOF6-1182RR1989-10-27Johnson City,TN
    2008- 47-1398-PIT
    NCAA2009-2012
    481425Owen BrolsmaPCollegeTexas TechNCAA 15STXYesP6-1210RR1984-10-06Carson City,NV
    2008- 48-1425-PIT
    A2004-2009
    491452Zachary FosterPCollegePitt BradfordNCAA 3JrPAYesP6-4220RR1987-05-24Bradford,PA
    2008- 49-1452-PIT
    AA2008-2012
    501479Craig ParryOFCollegeSouth Dakota StateNCAA 1SrSDYesC-OF6-1195LR1986-05-21Colstrip,MT
    2008- 50-1479-PIT
    A-2007-2009
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