Pirates 2nd round pick, LHP Anthony Solometo ready to get to work after signing contract

Anthony Solometo
Anthony Solometo Photo credit Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates have signed their second round draft pick, left-handed pitcher Anthony Solometo out of Bishop Eustance Prep School in New Jersey.

The move comes just days after they signed the number one overall draft pick in catcher Henry Davis.

Solometo said he took a few days to soak up the experience of being in Pittsburgh and around the Pirates, but once he saw his name on his contract, he’s ready to get to work.

The 18-year-old was picked 37th overall by the Pirates but was rated the 17th best player in the draft by MLB Pipeline.

Solometo had a 0.21 ERA in 2021 going 4-0 with 64 strikeouts and only five walks over 32.2 innings a senior.

Now with the Pirates, Solometo will begin his pro career in the Florida Complex League.

In addition to Solometo and Davis, the Pirates have signed 5th round pick third baseman Jackson Glenn, 6th rounder shortstop Mike Jarvis, 7th rounder catcher Wyatt Hendrie, 8th round pick RHP Sean Sullivan, 9th round pick outfielder Luke Brown, and 20th pick shortstop Brenden Dixon