Pirates sign another player from 2016 draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following player from the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Director of Amateur Scouting.

Round, Name, Position, Height/Weight, School, Affiliate Assignment

33, Austin Shields, RHP, 6-6/220, St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School, GCL Pirates

Was a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American…Was rated as the 189th-best overall prospect by Baseball America…Was a 2015 Underclass High Honorable Mention…Pitched for Canada's under-18 team in 2015.

The Pirates have now signed 28 players from this year's draft.