Pirates sign 26th rounder Jimmy Rider

#Pirates have signed their 26 th round selection, Jimmy Rider, an infielder from Kent State University.

— Kristy Robinson (@Kristy_Robinson) June 28, 2012


Jimmy Rider hails from Peters Township and is coming off a miracle season where he helped take Kent State to the College World Series.

Rider hit .361/.434/.532 his senior year. The second baseman will head to State College to start his pro career where at-bats could be hard to come by with Jodaneli Carvajal already firmly entrenched at the position.