Tam Sing made his professional debut, July 27 with a 1-for-3 with a double while starting at shortstop for the Pirates’ Short Season A affiliate.
A four-year shortstop for Washington State, Tam Sing started 24 games as a freshman in 2011 before an injury limited him to six games in 2012. He rebounded to have his best season as a Cougar in 2013 when he started 52 of 53 games and batted .280 with 11 doubles and 17 RBI.
This past season, the Bellevue, Wash., native started 49 games to raise his career total to 131. He punctuated his career with a two home run game at Stanford, May 16.
Tam Sing twice passed up a professional opportunity to play for the Cougars. He was drafted out of high school by the Boston Red Sox in 2010 and returned to Washington State for his fourth season in Pullman after the Kansas City Royals selected him in the 2013 MLB Draft.