Originally Posted by dougdirt
It isn't really funny, it is rather sad. But it happens all the time. That is why so many teams loaded up on college seniors in the 5-10th rounds, so they could go over slot when they wanted to.
It's not "sad" in the least. These college players are smart -- they know the system. If you're really good, you leave after your junior season. If you don't get drafted as a junior or decide to return as a senior, that's the risk you take.
At least Pigott can always say he was a 9th-round pick ... and not a 34th-rounder like his former teammate Bryson Smith (who was also a collegiate senior when drafted by the Reds).