View Full Version : Pirates sign 2nd round pick

06-18-2009, 10:48 PM
The Pittsburgh Pirates today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Brooks Pounders, who was selected by the club in the second round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.

Pounders, 18, went 9-2 with a 1.96 ERA (64.1ip/18er) and 91 strikeouts this past season for Temecula (CA) High School. The 6'5", 235-pounder also threw four complete games, including one shutout. At the plate, he hit .421 with seven doubles, seven home runs and 25 RBI.

06-19-2009, 12:01 AM
good sign got him away from USC. Have to like what the buccos are doin

06-28-2009, 07:09 AM
Personally I don't see the direction. They signed a high school pitcher who dominated at a very small level but has never pitched against real competition. Moskos anybody?