The Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted right-handed pitcher Austin Coley in the eighth round of the 2014 MLB draft. Coley was drafted in the 27th round by the Mets last year, and is from Belmont University. He had a 2.72 ERA in 82.2 innings this year, with an 85:42 K/BB ratio. That came after he had mono coming into the season.

Coley is 6′ 3″, 200 pounds, and has a downhill plane with a lot of movement on his fastball. Dr. Strangeglove saw Coley play, and had him sitting 91-93 MPH, with an average curve and a changeup, which was described as his best pitch. Looking at the walk numbers, it seems Coley has some issues with control. The Pirates love a downhill fastball and good changeup combo, so this fits what they usually go for from a pitcher.

Austin Coley’s player page.