Pirates Sign Matt Morrow and Pat Dorrian as Non-Drafted Free Agents

According to the Wright State website, infielder Matt Morrow has signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates. As of right now, he hasn’t been added to any minor league roster, but he should fill out one of the short-season rosters.

Morrow was a four-year starter for Wright State, putting up his best stats as a junior last year when he hit .333/.427/.487 in 59 games. He dropped down to .274/.413/.365 this year in 54 games. Morrow stole 38 bases over his four season.

The 22-year-old was an outfielder as a freshman, then moved to second base as a sophomore and played some shortstop this year.

UPDATE: H/T to the comment section which led me to a second NDFA signing that hasn’t been officially assigned to a team yet. Pat Dorrian will be signing with the Pirates tomorrow and he’s currently down at Pirate City. He played for Lynn University, where he hit .394/.471/.798 in what was obviously a high offense environment. Dorrian plays second base, third base and shortstop.

I talked to Dorrian, who said that he wasn’t eligible to be drafted because he actually signed with the Braves after being drafted back in 2014, before deciding to go to college instead. He wasn’t eligible for Division I baseball or the draft, so that’s how he ended up at a smaller school. The Pirates called him a week ago to see if he was interested in signing and now he’s down in Bradenton about to make it official tomorrow. He will play in the GCL.

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