2013 Draft

Tenth Round: Pirates Draft RHP Shane Carle

Tenth Round: Pirates Draft RHP Shane Carle

2013 draftThe Pittsburgh Pirates drafted RHP Shane Carle in the tenth round of the MLB draft. Carle is another sinkerball pitcher who throws 92-94 MPH. He had a 3.57 ERA in 93.1 innings with Cal State Long Beach this year, with a 75:30 K/BB ratio.

Carle is 6′ 4″, 185 pounds and has a projectable frame. He’s got a slider which can be a swing and miss pitch at times, and a feel for a changeup, although the sinker is clearly the best pitch.

Once again you’ve got a tall right-hander with a low 90s fastball and a good sinker. Jim Callis noted on the MLB Network broadcast that Carle could be a good late inning reliever if he adds some velocity moving over to the role.

Here is Carle’s player page.

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  • Ecbucs

    only gave up 4 homers in 90+ innings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.martin.9003 Bob Martin

    Good to see Neal still has a Jones for Pitching. 6 of the top ten picks are pitchers. Our offense will always stink if we don’t select hitting prospects higher in the draft.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young

      gee…wasn’t our first two picks the last two years, batters?

  • PirateBall123

    And 4 of the top 5 picks were hitters. Framing biases are fun.

    • PirateBall123

      5 hitters total picked in their first 7 selections (2 1st rounders). Fair to say, they were definitely taken higher in the draft this year.

2013 Draft

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