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Pirates sign third round selection Mel Rojas Jr.
07/15/2010 5:57 PM ET

The Pittsbugh Pirates today signed outfielder Mel Rojas Jr., the club's third round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

Rojas hit .398 with 19 doubles, 10 triples, 12 home runs, 71 RBI and 94 runs scored as a freshman this year for Wabash Valley Community College, which won the Region 24 title after finishing the season with a 50-12 record. Rojas also led the nation with 61 stolen bases in 64 attempts while being named the 2010 Great Rivers Athletic Conference Freshman-of-the- Year. He will begin his professional career with the State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League.

The Pirates have now signed a total of 19 players from this year's draft. A complete list of players signed from this year's draft is attached.

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