AJ Graham

Born: October 2, 2002
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Round 18, 523rd Overall, 2021
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Gaither HS (FL)
Agent: N/A

There isn’t much information on Graham, as he wasn’t ranked in anybody’s list of top draft prospects.  He batted 348/414/512 as a senior, and appears to have a good arm and speed.  He signed near the end of the signing period.

R:  100/250/100, 10 AB, 1 BB, 4 K, 1-1 SB

Graham was activated near the end of the FCL season, by which time the Pirates’ teams were having many of their games canceled.  He got into four games, going 1-for-10 at the plate.  He had a very difficult time at short, committing five errors in just 16 chances.

R:  053/053/105, 19 AB, 1 2B, 9 K

Graham spent nearly the entire season on the injured list.  He appeared in a few late-season games in the FCL and went 1-for-19 with nine strikeouts.  He started four games at short and two at second, and this time had just one error.

Due in large part to injuries, Graham’s pro career has never gotten underway.  Hopefully he’ll get on the field a lot more in 2023.

2023: Minor league salary
Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2024
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
July 13, 2021: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 18th round, 523rd overall pick; signed on July 30.