Draft Day Two Recap: Lefty Pitchers, Shortstops, Groundballs, and Upside

Yesterday the Pirates took some high upside guys, drafting Austin Meadows and Reese McGuire in the first round, then taking Blake Taylor in the second. Today they continued going for upside, adding a lot of guys who will need some development, and maybe an adjustment or two, but have the tools, pitches, and skills to pay off if the Pirates’ development system can make the proper changes. “Factoring in some things that...

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Ninth Round: Pirates Draft Chad Kuhl

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted RHP Chad Kuhl in the ninth round of the MLB draft. Kuhl is a sinkerball pitcher who throws an average curve and changeup. That’s not a big surprise since we know the Pirates favor sinkerball pitchers. He was rated 365th overall by Baseball America. Kuhl throws his fastball in the 90-93 MPH range, and mixes in a low 80s curve and an 82-84 MPH changeup. The Delaware pitcher had a 3.75 ERA in 105.2...

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