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


The Battle for Number Two
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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)

    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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