The Pittsburgh Pirates have spent a lot of money on over-slot players over the last few years, but one of the most interesting low-key additions has been Zac Fuesser. Fuesser was drafted in the 34th round out of Walters State Community College, and signed for $125 K, which is a lot for a guy picked that late in the draft. The left hander works in the 86-91 MPH range with his fastball, and also throws a curveball and a changeup.
In 2009, he pitched in the GCL, with a 1.26 ERA in 14.1 innings, along with a 12:10 K/BB ratio. The walks were an issue in 2010, as he moved to State College, posting a 3.64 ERA in 54.1 innings, along with a 47:27 K/BB ratio. However, he cut down on the walks towards the end of the year, with just 11 in his final 27.1 innings, after 16 in his first 27 innings...
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.