Last month I showed off an autograph of a former Pirates draftee that didn't sign and is doing very well in his pro career. I always think it's fun to look at draft picks and see who drafted them out of high school.
Trea Turner is currently one of the most exciting shortstops in A ball and was a 13th overall pick by the Padres in the 2014 MLB Draft. He was a former 20th round pick of the Pirates in that very exciting 2011 draft class that produced young prospects like Gerrit Cole, Josh Bell, Tyler Glasnow and the very projectable Clay Holmes. Trea chose not to sign with the Bucs and went to North Carolina University.
Because Trea is a member of the Padres, it made sense to show off this one time Pirate draft pick as the Pirates take on the Padres this weekend.