Pirates sign 27th round pick Ryan Hornback

Things have been a little quiet on the draft front recently, but Pirates Prospects is reporting the Pirates have singed their 15th player from the 2011 Draft in 27th round pick Ryan Hornback.

Hornback is a catcher from San Jacinto Junior College in Texas who was commited to Ole Miss. He was ranked as the #65 prospect in Texas heading into the draft by Baseball America.

Due to the Pirates’ catching depth in the low levels, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him start off in the Gulf Coast League.