Pirates select Mathisen in second round of Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have selected catcher Wyatt Mathisen with the club's second round pick in the annual First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Director of Scouting.

As a senior this year at Calallen High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, Mathisen hit .433 with 13 home runs and 40 RBI while being ranked by Baseball America as the 25th-best position player and 47th-best prospect overall in this year's draft.

As a junior at Calallen High School, Mathisen was named to the All-State Tournament team, a District 31-4A MVP, a Max Prep All-American, Perfect Game USA All-American, the South Texas Player-of-the-Year and was a member of the Texas Rangers Area Code team.