Logan Sendelbach

LOGAN SENDELBACH, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: May 5, 1994
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 185
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 10th Round, 307th Overall, 2015
How Acquired: Draft
College: Tiffin (OH) University
Agent: N/A

PROFILE

The Pirates drafted Sendelbach out of Division II Tiffin University, where he had a 2.84 ERA and 50 strikeouts over 57 innings as a junior.  Those stats were similar to the numbers he put up as a sophomore, when he had a 2.92 ERA in 64.2 innings, though he saw an improvement in his strikeout rate this season.  He can get his fastball up to 92 MPH with loose arm action and a projectable frame.  Sendelbach is an athletic player, who was an Offensive Player of the Year in football as a high school junior and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.  He was not rated among Baseball America’s top 500 draft prospects.  He signed shortly after the draft.

2015
R+:  2-3-0, 5.23 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 43.0 IP, 2.9 BB/9, 6.7 K/9

The Pirates sent Sendelbach to Bristol, where he made ten starts and one relief appearance.  He struggled badly through the end of July, with an ERA of 9.50 and a WHIP of 2.11.  In August, though, his ERA was 2.16 and his WHIP 0.92.  He didn’t miss a lot of bats overall.

2016
A:  8-8-0, 3.75 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 139.1 IP, 2.0 BB/9, 6.3 K/9

Sendelbach spent the season in the West Virginia rotation.  He continued much like he had late in the previous season, throwing strikes, not allowing a lot of baserunners, but not dominating.  He had a reverse platoon split, with a .593 opponents’ OPS against left-handed hitters and .735 against right-handed hitters, and he was mainly a flyball pitcher.

Sendelbach had a better season than eighth-round pick Bret Helton, who’s a similar type of pitcher.  He should be in the Bradenton rotation in 2017.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2017: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $100,000
MiLB Debut: 2015
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2021
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2018
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 9, 2015: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 10th round, 307th overall pick; signed on June 18.

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