BRIAN SHARP
SHORTSTOP
Born: July 30, 1988
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 24th Round, 722nd Overall, 2011
How Acquired: Draft
College: California Baptist University
Agent:

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Sharp bears some similarities to 2010 draftee Adalberto Santos, who put up some impressive hitting numbers at an older age than most college players.  Sharp has hit for average and power, and shown good basestealing skills.  He’s done this against younger competition, as he took two years off before going to college to train as a firefighter.  He doesn’t profile as a shortstop in the pros, and will likely move elsewhere.  He should provide some depth in A-ball, and could be a surprise if he manages to hit in pro ball like he hit in college, which would be similar to what Santos did last year.  He signed a few days after the draft and will head to State College.
STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
NCAA
BA
OBP
SLG
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
CS
2009 .302 .418 .396 159 12 0 1 24 23 23 4
2010 .395 .488 .657 210 16 3 11 22 12 35 8
2011 .352 .440 .575 219 17 1 10 21 13 31 5
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2011: Minor league salary.
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A.
MiLB Debut: 2011
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2017.
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2014.
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 7, 2011: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 24th round, 722nd overall pick; signed on June 13, 2011.