The Pittsburgh Pirates will be losing Mike Steele, a scout that played a big role in the drafting of 2014 first round pick Cole Tucker. Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game reports that Steele will be going to Long Beach State University to be an assistant coach.
Prior to becoming an area scouting supervisor this year, Steele was a pitching coach in the Pirates' system from 2008-2013. He coached in Lynchburg in 2008, in State College from 2009-2010, in Bradenton from 2011-2012, and coached in Jamestown in 2013. During this time he coached a lot of pitchers who have since reached the majors, such as Gerrit Cole, Brandon Cumpton, Casey Sadler, Vic Black, Phil Irwin, Duke Welker, and Kyle McPherson. He also coached Jameson Taillon ...
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