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Six Pirates Taken in 2011 MLB Draft

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Six East Carolina players were selected in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft this week marking the second-most Pirates taken in draft (7 in 2004).

Shawn Armstrong (Cleveland Indians), Seth Maness (St. Louis Cardinals), Brad Mincey (Florida Marlins), Mike Wright (Baltimore Orioles), Seth Simmons (Arizona Diamondbacks) and Zach Wright (Philadelphia Phillies) all heard their names called earlier in the week.

Also selected in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft on Tuesday, June 7 were ECU commitments Cam Gallagher (Kansas City Royals), Deshorn Lake (Boston Red Sox), Rookie Davis (New York Yankees), Shawn Morimando (Cleveland Indians) , Jharel Cotton (New York Mets) and David Lucroy (Milwaukee Brewers).

For a brief biographical sketch of each Pirate taken in the draft, follow the links below:

Day Two (June 7, 2011)

Day Three (June 8, 2011)

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