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Two Million Dollar Arms Make Their Debut For the GCL Pirates

Two Million Dollar Arms Make Their Debut For the GCL Pirates

Two Pittsburgh Pirates draft picks made their debut today in the Gulf Coast League on Saturday morning. Mitch Keller started the game, while Trey Supak followed him. Both pitchers signed for $1,000,000 bonuses after being selected 64th(Keller) and 73rd overall. Keller threw two shutout innings, while Supak threw 1.2 shutout innings. Neither of the 18-year-old right-handers walked a batter and they both had two strikeouts.

We have four videos below courtesy of the GCL Pirates fan page. Two for each player, starting with Keller warming up before an inning.

Mitch Keller in the bullpen

Trey Supak warming up in the bullpen

Here is Supak warming up before an inning

  • freddylang

    Supak is gonna be nice once he gets his pants figured out.

    • John Dreker

      That’s what actually held him back in the draft, otherwise he would have been a first round pick

      • freddylang

        Ha!

  • Dom DiDominic

    Pants aside ….. he looks really smooth. Free and easy with a smooth delivery on the curve. Also, working change.

    • freddylang

      On first glance Supak looks a little more polished than Keller. But Keller looks like he throws hard with little effort.

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