Pirates sign 2021 18th round selection A.J. Graham

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following player from the 2021 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Senior Director of Amateur Scouting.


Round: 18

Name: A.J. Graham

Position: SS

Height/Weight: 6-3/180

School: Gaither (FL) High School

Affiliate Assignment: Florida Complex League


Hit .348 with two home runs, 12 stolen bases, a .414 on-base percentage and .512 slugging percentage as a senior at Gaither High School…His mother, Mindy, played volleyball at Ball State University and is a member of the school’s Hall-of-Fame…His father, Darrell, played defensive back in football at Syracuse and Ball State…Was signed by Pirates scout Nick Presto.


The Pirates have now signed 18 of their 21 selections from this year’s draft.