Pirates Sign Their 40th Round Draft Pick, Plus Update on Previously Reported Signing

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 40th round draft pick Daniel Zamora, a left-handed pitcher out of SUNY Stony Brook. He was teammates with catcher Kevin Krause, who was drafted in the ninth round last year by the Pirates. Zamora is 22 years old, though he has missed some time, sitting out the entire 2014 season due to a torn labrum. He is said to throw a fastball with a lot of movement that sits in the high-80’s, with a nice curve/change mix to go along with excellent control. Zamora was drafted out of high school by the Blue Jays in the 27th round in 2012.

You can view his player page here. The draft tracker has been updated.

The Pirates have also seemed to hit a snag with 17th round pick Austin Sodders. He signed last Monday, but by Tuesday he had a change of heart and it appears as of right now, that he is no longer signed. His transaction was taken off the Pirates’ site, he was changed to unsigned on the Pirates’ draft tracker and his page on MiLB was taken down.

  • joebaseball
    June 29, 2015 8:14 pm

    First LH Pitcher signed, great need in system. What is the update on UVa LH pitcher now that he has finished CWS?

    • John Dreker
      June 29, 2015 8:23 pm

      Sean Keselica is also a lefty and he signed. Waddell only won the title five days ago. Other players that got eliminated a week before him were signing the last couple days, so it seems a little early for him. I’d say give it at least a few more days. They have until the 17th to sign anyone