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Pirates Ink 18th-Rounder Kalae Harrison; One Selection Yet to Sign



Kalae Harrison, Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a deal with another one of their 2023 draft picks, signing shortstop Kalae Harrison from North Carolina Stata University.

Harrison was selected by the Pirates in the 18th round — pick No. 527 overall.

Harrison hit .313 with 10 doubles, three triples, two home runs, 31 RBIs and an .862 OPS in 57 games for the Wolfpack in 2023.

The native of Honolulu, Hawaii hit .327 in the Cape Cod League this summer and drove in eight runs in 14 games.

Harrison began his career with Texas A&M before transferring prior to the start of last season.

The 21-year-old comes from a baseball family. His father, Kenny Harrison played in the Pirates’ organization in 1996. His bother, K.J. was a third round pick by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2017 draft out of Oregon State University.

The Pirates have now signed 20 of their 21 selections from this year’ draft. The lone draftee who is unsigned is prep third baseman Daniel Cuvet (17th round), who is committed to play college baseball at the University of Miami.

The Pirates have until 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday to try and pry Cuvet away from his college commitment.

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