Drew Pomeranz Tracker

SP, Mississippi
Age: 21
Born: November 22, 1988
Height: 6′ 5″
Weight: 235
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Class: Junior
Level: NCAA Division I

Advisor: N/A


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The Pirates selected Nathan Baker and Phillip Irwin from Ole Miss last year, and could take the number one starter from that Mississippi rotation this year in Pomeranz. Pomeranz had a 3.40 ERA last year, with a 124:37 K/BB ratio in 95.1 innings pitched. Pomeranz was excellent in the NCAA tournament, and carried that success over to the US Collegiate National Team, with a 4-1 record, and a 1.75 ERA with a 48:9 K/BB ratio in 26 innings pitched.

Pomeranz throws in the low to mid 90s, and sets that fastball up with a mid 70’s twelve to six o’clock curve ball.  He’s been rated as one of the top pitchers in the pre-season rankings of the 2010 draft, and the top left handed option by both Baseball America and Jonathan Mayo.  The Pirates may have an inside track to signing him with former teammates Nathan Baker and Phillip Irwin already in the system.  He would be a cheap alternative to Anthony Ranaudo or Bryce Harper, and not much of a downgrade, which would allow the Pirates to take an approach similar to their 2009 draft with their over-slot spending in the later rounds.


2007: Selected by the Texas Rangers in the 12th round, 380th overall pick.

    Baseball America: #6 Overall (2/14/2010)
    Jonathan Mayo: #2 Overall (2/2/2010)

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