Glenside Native Picked in MLB Draft

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Patrick Gordon from the Philadelphia Baseball Review reports that the Pittsburg Pirates have drafted Glenside native and Penn Charter School grad Sam Siani as the 37th overall pick.

According to the story, when Sam learned the news, he was “speechless”.

He’s expected to earn a slot bonus of $2 million.

Siani hit .457 with six homers and 25 RBIs for the Quakers this past season. On the showcase circuit, he hit .625 with a pair of triples, a homer, and five RBIs while posting a 2.167 OPS in the WWBA World Championship this past October down in Jupiter, Fla. 

“He has the raw talent to be something special,” said one scout. “He does everything well on the field, plus he has a great attitude.”

Siani’s older brother was drafted last year by the Reds in the fourth round.