According to Anthony Coleman of the New Jersey Times, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 28th round pick Jerry Mulderig out of Rider University. He's a 6' 4", 205 pound right-handed pitcher, although he's seen very little time on the mound, with just 29.1 innings over the last two years.
Mulderig spent most of his time as an outfielder, batting .305 in 112 games, getting on base at a decent clip, with 24 stolen bases in 28 attempts. He didn’t pitch at all as a freshman, then struggled in very limited appearances as a sophomore. He showed improvement on the mound as a swingman in his junior year. Scouts believe he will eventually develop a plus fastball once he concentrates on pitching, so he could be a sleeper as a relief prospect....
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