Pirates sign No. 37 overall draft pick OF Sammy Siani, 33rd-round pick Ernny Ordonez | TribLIVE.com

Pirates sign No. 37 overall draft pick OF Sammy Siani, 33rd-round pick Ernny Ordonez

Chris Adamski
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington: “There is a lot of room for improvement. You go around the offense, and in just about every spot, except maybe catcher, there is rational, reasonable belief that we can be better offensively in each one of those spots.”

The Pittsburgh Pirates inked the final of their top-five picks from last week’s draft, announcing the signing of Pennsylvania high school outfielder Sammy Siani on Friday.

Taken No. 37 overall in the compensatory round between the first- and second rounds, Siani is a lefthanded hitting and throwing outfielder from William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia.

Rated as the No. 44 overall prospect and No. 1 in Pennsylvania by Baseball America, Siani hit .457 with eight doubles, nine triples, six home runs and 16 stolen bases in 32 games last season. He was one of only eight high school players the Pirates took among their 42 selections, joining first-rounder Quinn Priester as those who have signed within 12 days of the start of the draft.

Also signed Friday was 33rd-round pick Ernny Ordonez of Central Arizona College. The infielder hit .332 with 22 doubles, three triples, nine home runs in 65 games this season.

Ordonez, 20, will report to the Pirates’ Rookie-level affiliate in Bristol, Va.; Siani will report to Rookie-level Bradenton.

The Pirates have now signed 25 players from the 2019 draft.

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Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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