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Pirates sign three more players from 2011 Draft06/21/2011 2:36 PM ET
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed the following three players from this year's draft.
Alex Fuselier (21st round - OF): Is the first University of Louisiana-Lafayette outfielder to be drafted since Jefferies Tatford (New York Mets) in 2007...Led the Sun Belt Conference with 12 stolen bases in conference games and finished the 2011 season as the team leader with fourteen...Was named to the Capital One Academic All-District VI first-team in May, 2011...Raised his batting average for the third straight season in 2011, hitting .245 as a freshman, .295 as a sophomore and .308 as a junior.
Mike Jefferson (22nd round - LHP): Went 6-4 with a 3.56 ERA (86.0ip/34er) and 70 strikeouts in 18 appearances (14 starts) as a junior at Louisiana Tech...Went 13-11 with one save and a 4.93 ERA and 178 strikeouts in 62 appearances (30 starts) in three-year career at Louisiana Tech...Was named the seventh-best draft-eligible prospect in the WAC by Perfect Game USA in 2011...Ranked fourth in the WAC with 69 strikeouts in 2010.
Chris Lashmet (33rd round - INF): Was a four-year starter at Northwestern...Ended his career ranked second in school history with 49 doubles, fourth with 238 hits, fifth in total bases (355) and 10th in home runs (20)...Led the Wildcats in 2011 with a .353 average, 16 doubles and 67 hits while being named a second-team All-Big Ten selection at third base...His .387 on-base percentage in conference play was the fourth-best mark in the league...Was a first-team All-Big Ten pick his junior year after hitting .327 with a team-best eight home runs and 43 RBI...Posted a .320 career average in 198 games (196 starts) in four-year career with Northwestern.
The Pirates have also signed right-handed pitcher Joe Parsons as a non-drafted free agent from Virginia Tech University...Went 7-3 with a 3.12 ERA (75.2ip/27er) in 15 games (13 starts) as a senior this year at Virginia Tech...Finished his two-year career with the Hokies with an 8-3 record and 3.67 ERA in 21 games (14 starts). The Pirates have now signed 10 players from this year's Draft.
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