MAX ROSSITER
CATCHER
Born: October 5, 1990
Height: 5’10″
Weight: 185
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 15th Round, 449th Overall, 2013
How Acquired: Draft
College: Arizona State University
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

The Pirates took Rossiter for the second year in a row, only 17 rounds earlier this time around.  During his two years in JC ball at Central Arizona College and his first year at Arizona State, he showed the ability to hit for average with some doubles power, but his hitting took a backward step during his senior year.  His calling card is defense, as he handles a staff and receives well.  His arm is average, but it plays better than that due to accuracy and good footwork.  Baseball America rated him the 14th best prospect in Arizona in 2012, then 13th best in Arizona and 475th overall in 2013.  As a senior, he signed quickly and will head to Jamestown.  The Pirates are happy with the role played by a similar catcher, Jacob Stallings, and could be looking for another experienced college backstop to handle their young pitchers.
STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

NCAA
BA
OBP
SLG
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
CS
2010 (NJCAA) .338 .452 .500 136 19 0 1 21 0 0
2011 (NJCAA) .338 .414 .459 207 14 1 3 13 0 0
2012 .326 .363 .452 135 9 1 2 8 14 0 0
2013 .272 .364 .359 195 12 1 1 23 27 2 1
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2013: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut: 2013
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2019
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2016
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 8, 2011: Drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 46th round, 1410th overall pick.
June 6, 2012:
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 32nd round, 976th overall pick.
June 8, 2013:
 Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 15th round, 449th overall pick; signed on June 14.