Pirates Sign Zac Fuesser

According to Rob Biertemptel via Twitter, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their 34th round draft pick, Zac Fuesser, to a $125,000 deal. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker has been updated with the signing.

Fuesser pitched 49.2 innings in JuCo this past year, with a 4.35 ERA, and a 60:23 K/BB ratio. Fuesser, a left handed pitcher, was a 19th round pick last year by the Atlanta Braves, but didn’t sign. Here is a scouting report on Fuesser by PG Crosschecker:

Fuesser showed very good pitchability in his start against Southern Nevada. The lanky 6-1, 170 lefty worked the corners with an 87-90 MPH fastball. Though it was often straight, good location made it effective and Fuesser also had command of his curveball. He still needs work to make his change-up a usable big league pitch and none of his offerings project as plus, but Fuesser’s know-how gives him a chance. His delivery is well-repeated and his arm-action is fine. Fuesser was a 19th-round pick by the Braves out of high school last year.

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    Hopefully this is just the first of many guys named Zack signing with the Bucs.

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