Pirates 2008 Draft – Day 1

First Round
Name: Pedro Alvarez
Position: Third Baseman
College: Vanderbilt
DOB: 7/18/1987
Height: 62
Weight: 225 lbs.
Bats/Throws: Left/Right
Second Round
Name: Tanner Scheppers
Position: Starting Pitcher
College: Fresno State
DOB: 1/17/1987
Height: 64
Weight: 200 lbs.
Bats/Throws: Right/Right
Third Round
Name: Jordy Mercer
Position: Shortstop
College: Oklahoma State
DOB: 8/27/1986
Height: 63
Weight: 190 lbs.
Bats/Throws: Right/Right
Fourth Round
Name: Chase D’Arnaud
Position: Shortstop
College: Pepperdine
DOB: 1/21/1987
Height: 62
Weight: 200 lbs.
Bats/Throws: Right/Right
Fifth Round
Name: Justin Wilson
Position: Starting Pitcher
College: Fresno State
DOB: 8/18/1987
Height: 62
Weight: 210 lbs.
Bats/Throws: Left/Left
Sixth Round
Name: Robert Grossman
Position: Centerfielder
High School: Cypress Fairbanks (TX)
DOB: 9/16/1989
Height: 60
Weight: 200 lbs.
Bats/Throws: Switch/Right

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2 Responses to “Pirates 2008 Draft – Day 1”

  1. Cory Humes Says:

    Love Alvarez. Great to see that the obvious pick was made.
    I like the risk taken on Scheppers … fits new management’s mold of developing power arms. Hopefully the injury isn’t too serious.
    The system desperately needs help up the middle, and pulling in two college shortstops (to add to Brians Friday and Bixler) should address depth concerns. It’ll be interesting to see if these guys stick at short or end up at second.
    Grossman sounds like a clone of Nate McLouth. No complaints there, either.

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