Pirates sign four more players from 2015 Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following players from the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Director of Amateur Scouting.

Round 2

Name: Kevin Kramer

Position: INF

Height/Weight: 6-1/190

Affiliate: UCLA

Assignment: West Virginia Black Bears

Hit .323 (82-for-254) with 14 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 34 RBI and 55 runs scored as a red-shirt junior in 2015 with UCLAWas also named a first-team All-Pac 12 selection in 2015 and was a Collegiate Baseball pre-season All-AmericanRanked second in the Pac-12 in runs (55) and fourth in hits (82) while posting a career-high in batting average (.323) in 2015His seven home runs in 2015 were tied for the team leadWas the starting third baseman for UCLA’s 2013 National Championship winning teamStarted all 66 games for UCLA in 2013 at third base while earning honorable mention All-Pac 12 honors while finishing tied for third on the team with 68 hits.

Round: 20

Name: Tanner Anderson

Position: RHP

Height/Weight: 6-2/195

Affiliate: Harvard University

Assignment: Bristol Pirates

Went 0-4 with four saves and a 4.08 ERA in 13 games (six starts) as a senior at Harvard.

Round: 21

Name: Nicholas Economos

Position: RHP

Height/Weight: 6-6/215

Affiliate: Mercer County Comm. College

Assignment: Gulf Coast League Pirates

Was a first-team National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 19 all-region first-team selection in 2015Earned Garden State Athletic Conference first-team accolades after appearing in 10 games (nine starts) for Mercer County Community College (NJ) while posting a 7-0 record, 3.38 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 50.2 innings of work this season.

Round: 30

Name: Mike Wallace

Position: RHP

Height/Weight: 6-4/190

Affiliate: Fairfield University

Assignment: Bristol Pirates

Was a first-team All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference selection in 2015Tied for the conference lead with six complete games in 2015.

The Pirates have now signed nine players from this year’s draft.