Pirates Draft Pat Ludwig in the Tenth Round

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected right-handed pitcher Pat Ludwig in the tenth round of the 2012 MLB Draft. Ludwig is a pitcher for Yale, and was announced as a reliever by the team. He’s another college senior, and will likely be an easy sign, as he didn’t rank in the Baseball America top 500, or their regional top prospects list.

Ludwig led Yale’s pitching staff this year with a 2.73 ERA in 62.2 innings, along with a 64:23 K/BB ratio. He’s a 6′ 2″, 185 pound pitcher, and is a little old for a prospect, turning 23 in October. He has never previously been drafted.

According to his coach, he has great movement on his fastball, plus a very good change, a curveball, and an improving slider. He was seen as an innings eater for Yale, but it seems the Pirates will use him in a different role.

The slot price for the tenth round pick is $125,000.

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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