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.
We have signed OF Sammy Siani, the 37th overall pick in the 2019 #MLBDraft (Competitive Balance Round A)
The PA product is from William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/ybKtMh4F5J
— Pirates (@Pirates) June 14, 2019
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.
— Baseball PDS (@BaseballPds) February 16, 2019
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.