The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Trey Supak. Supak was drafted in the Competitive Balance round following the second round of the 2014 MLB draft. Terms of the deal aren’t known yet, although the slot value for Supak is $772,000.
Supak was rated the 99th best prospect by Baseball America in the 2014 draft. He’s 6′ 5″, 210 pounds, and sits in the low 90s with his fastball, touching 94. He has a chance for an average curve and an average changeup, giving him the upside of a Major League starter. He doesn’t hold his velocity deep into games, which could be improved by getting on a regular throwing program and adding strength to his frame.
Supak will begin his career in the GCL, and will be part of an interesting rotation which will also include second round pick Mitch Keller.
The Draft Pick Signing Tracker is updated. The Pirates have now agreed to terms or signed three of their top four picks. The only remaining player is first round Competitive Balance pick Connor Joe, who is expected to sign eventually.
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