When the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted John Sever in the 20th round this year, it didn't get much attention. He is a 6'5" lefty that can get it into the 90's with his fastball, so that obviously warrants some attention, but being drafted so low and not requiring a big bonus, he got lost in the shuffle. He also had some control issues this year, wasn't rated high and the scouting reports said he needed work on his secondary pitches. That being said, the numbers that he has put up this year at Bristol are off the charts.
Sever has made 12 appearances out of the bullpen, though he has developed into more of a piggyback starter recently, seeing as many as 5.1 innings in his last outing and reaching three innings in each of his last four appearances. He has thrown a total of 26.2 innings and h...
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.