Pirates Sign 12th Round Pick Ty Moore

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed 12th round draft pick Ty Moore on Wednesday. The 21-year-old outfielder was the leading hitter on UCLA this year, batting .342 in 61 games, with an impressive .907 OPS. You can view his player page here. Moore was drafted in the 25th by the New York Yankees last year as a draft-eligible sophomore, but decided to return to school and the move paid off. He was an All-Star in the Cape Cod league last summer. He will likely report to Morgantown, though nothing has been announced yet.

Earlier in the day, the Pirates officially announced four signings, including second round draft pick Kevin Kramer, who was a teammate of Moore at UCLA.

Moore made the announcement himself on Twitter today shortly after signing.

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD
    June 17, 2015 9:20 pm

    Good deal…he sounds like he may actually have enough potential to be considered an actual prospect – not bad for a 12th round pick.

  • I think he is a sleeper pick. Put up stats similar to Kramer and with better plate discipline.

  • Darkstone42
    June 17, 2015 6:07 pm

    Moore could be an interesting player to watch. Another guy with a really nice hit tool who played very well in the PAC 12 this year. I’ll be interested to see the bonus, too, of course. I suspect he had another year to go back to college, so I’m not sure he’s a candidate for giving a discount.