Pirates Sign Two Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Trent Stevenson, the clubs seventh round selection in the 2009 First Year Player Draft.

Stevenson went 7-2 with a 3.91 ERA this past season for Brophy Jesuit Prep School in Phoenix, Arizona. He pitched two complete games – one was a shutout – and had 59 strikeouts.

The Pirates also signed left-handed pitcher Zac Fuesser, the 34th selection in the 2009 draft.

Fuesser went 5-2 with four saves and a 4.35 ERA in 19 games as a freshman at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee. He also recorded 60 strikeouts and limited opposing hitters to a .222 batting average.

The Pirates have signed 17 of their 51 selections from this year's draft.

Pictured, Trent Stevenson signing his contact. Trent’s father Jim Stevenson is also pictured.
(Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Pirates)


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