Tenth Round: Pirates Draft RHP Shane Carle

2013 draftThe Pittsburgh Pirates drafted RHP Shane Carle in the tenth round of the MLB draft. Carle is another sinkerball pitcher who throws 92-94 MPH. He had a 3.57 ERA in 93.1 innings with Cal State Long Beach this year, with a 75:30 K/BB ratio.

Carle is 6′ 4″, 185 pounds and has a projectable frame. He’s got a slider which can be a swing and miss pitch at times, and a feel for a changeup, although the sinker is clearly the best pitch.

Once again you’ve got a tall right-hander with a low 90s fastball and a good sinker. Jim Callis noted on the MLB Network broadcast that Carle could be a good late inning reliever if he adds some velocity moving over to the role.

Here is Carle’s player page.

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And 4 of the top 5 picks were hitters. Framing biases are fun.


5 hitters total picked in their first 7 selections (2 1st rounders). Fair to say, they were definitely taken higher in the draft this year.

Bob Martin

Good to see Neal still has a Jones for Pitching. 6 of the top ten picks are pitchers. Our offense will always stink if we don’t select hitting prospects higher in the draft.

Lee Young

gee…wasn’t our first two picks the last two years, batters?


only gave up 4 homers in 90+ innings.

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