Sadler has a 2.35 ERA in West Virginia this year.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a lot of over-slot signings the last few years, specifically with high school pitchers. Casey Sadler is one of the over-slot signings from the last few years, although he is one of the few that didn't come out of high school. He was drafted by the Pirates out of the JuCo ranks in the 25th round of the 2010 draft, and given a $100,000 bonus, which isn't huge, but is high for a 25th round pick.
The 6' 4", 200 pound right hander was a projectable pitcher, much like the high school pitchers the Pirates target. His stuff was good enough to put up a 3.00 ERA in 24 innings in State College last year, with a 7.9 K/9 and a 2.2 BB/9 ratio. However, he was only throwing in the upper 80s, after previously being...
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