The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with 13th round draft pick Frank Duncan. The 6’4″ right-hander from Kansas is on his way to Pittsburgh today and will take his physical tomorrow before the deal becomes official. The 22-year-old was drafted by the Cleveland Indians last year in the 39th round, but decided to return to school for his senior year. He started 16 games this season and threw 118.2 innings, striking out 82, while posting a 1.02 WHIP and .250 BAA. He will report to Jamestown after signing.
You can view the player page for Duncan here.
The draft signing tracker has all of the signings so far.
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.