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Pirates sign 10 players from 2013 Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following players from the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Director of Scouting.

Round     Name                Position      Height/Weight            School                                     Affiliate Assignment

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4             Cody Dickson      LHP              6-3/180                         Sam Houston State (TX) Univ.     Jamestown

Went 9-5 with a 4.26 ERA (95.0ip/45er) and 91 strikeouts in 18 appearances (15 starts) as a junior this year at Sam Hous- ton State University; his 91 strikeouts were the fifth-most in school history in a single season…Compiled a 17-11 record in three-year career at Sam Houston…Ended 2013 with a 28.0 inning scoreless streak, the longest in school history at the Division I level and second-longest ever.

Round     Name                Position      Height/Weight            School                                     Affiliate Assignment

9             Chad Kuhl           RHP              6-3/215                         University of Delaware               Jamestown

Went 10-2 with a 3.75 ERA (105.2ip/44er) and 76 strikeouts in 15 starts this year as junior at the University of Delaware… Was a second-team Colonial Athletic Association selection in 2013…Was the first pitcher from the University of Delaware to win 10-plus games since 2002.

Round     Name                Position      Height/Weight            School                                     Affiliate Assignment

12            Beau Wallace      INF               6-1/205                         Hinds (MS) Community College Jamestown

Hit .321 (44-for-137) with nine doubles, four triples, four home runs, 33 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 43 games this year as a sophomore at Hinds Community College…Was a second-team Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges selection in 2013…Was also a National Junior College Athletic Association All-American as a freshman.

Round     Name                Position      Height/Weight            School                                     Affiliate Assignment

17            Justin Topa         RHP              6-4/200                         Long Island Univ. -Brooklyn        Jamestown

Went 8-6 with 81 strikeouts in 14 starts this year at Long Island University - Brooklyn…Finished his career at LIU tied for the most wins in school history (20).

Round     Name                Position      Height/Weight            School                                     Affiliate Assignment

18            Jeff Roy              OF                5-9/175                         University of Rhode Island          Jamestown

Was the University of Rhode Island's 12th played drafted since 2003…Hit .285 this year while also going 30-for-30 in stolen base attempts…Was named a 2013 pre-season All-American…Was the Atlantic 10 Player-of-the-Year in 2012…Also earned Atlantic-10 all-rookie honors as a freshman.

Round     Name                Position      Height/Weight            School                                     Affiliate Assignment

19            Brett McKinney RHP              6-1/224                         Ohio State University                  Jamestown

Went 4-4 with one save, a 2.98 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 26 games (three starts) as a senior this year at Ohio State.

Round     Name                Position      Height/Weight            School                                     Affiliate Assignment

21            Adam Landecker INF              6-0/180                         University of Southern California GCL Pirates

Earned All-PAC 12 honorable mention honors in his freshman and senior seasons (2010 and 2013)…Led the Trojans and finished second in the conference with a .351 batting average this season.

Round     Name                Position      Height/Weight            School                                     Affiliate Assignment

23            Cameron Griffin LHP               6-0/210                         Stetson (FL) University               GCL Pirates

Posted an 8-6 career record in 92 appearances (three starts) at Stetson University...Allowed just one home run in three seasons with the Hatters.

Round     Name                Position      Height/Weight            School                                     Affiliate Assignment

25            Justin Maffei         OF               6-0/175                         University of San Francisco         GCL Pirates

Batted .292 (74-for-253) with 12 doubles, five homers, 22 RBI and 43 runs scored in his senior season... Was named to the 2012 All-West Coast Conference squad after hitting .315 (63-for-200) with a .453 on-base percent- age and .450 slugging percentage.

Round     Name                Position      Height/Weight            School                                     Affiliate Assignment

27           Michael Fransoso   INF             6-0/175                         University of Maine - Orono        Jamestown

Was named the American East Conference Player-of-the-Year in 2013...Batted .352 (74-for-210) with 17 dou- bles, two triples, four homers, 49 RBI and 45 runs scored this past season…Was named to the America East first-team in 2012, second-team in 2011 and to the AE All-Rookie Team in 2010…Batted .324 (269-for-829) in his career with the Black Bears.

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