2012 Indians 28th round pick: 3B Joshua Pigg
June 6, 2012
In the 28th round of the 2012 MLB Draft the Cleveland Indians have selected third baseman Joshua Pigg out of Franklin High School (CA).
Date of birth: 11/9/1993 - Height: 6’1” - Weight: 175 - Bats: Left - Throws: Right
Jeff Ellis: The Indians drafting of Joshua Pigg was doubly interesting to me. First he was a guy who was well thought of and a real known talent. Secondly, some teams thought he was a better pitcher while others thought he was a better bat. The Indians decided his upside was best served at third base, and that if he signs he will go forward as a hitter. I for one agreed with the Indians and thought that this athlete was best served as a hitter. He is a quick twitch guy with a lot of athleticism who could end up being a real steal this late. He reminded me a bit of Indians prospect Carlos Moncrief, another raw athlete who was tried as both a hitter and a pitcher. This is the 863rd pick in the draft and the Indians got a guy who has upside, and is considered signable. I am not sure if he is still signable at $100K, but most contracts have clauses were the team will pay for college, so that is nothing to sneeze at.
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