Former Melrose American Chris Sharpe, who was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 14th round of last month’s MLB Draft, has been assigned to West Virginia of the New York-Penn League. He has already appeared in seven games for the Black Bears.
Sharpe, who was the Intercity League Rookie of the Year in 2015 while playing third base for the Americans, was drafted as a center fielder out of the University of Lowell. He starred for the River Hawks in 2017, leading the team with an average of .338. He also homered 7 times while driving in 28 runs.