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.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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