The Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted right-handed pitcher Dylan Prohoroff out of Cal St Fullerton in the eighth round of the 2016 draft. He is 6'3", 215 pounds, and turned 21 back in November. Jonathan Mayo described him as a big arm, with a big slider and poor command. He was ranked #76 in California by Baseball America, five spots behind Blake Cederlind, who the Pirates took in the fifth round.

This season at Cal State Fullerton, he pitched 26.1 innings over 20 relief appearances. He had an 0.68 ERA, with five walks and 30 strikeouts. He previously pitched as a starter at Fullerton College (Juco) where he had a 2.16 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 108.1 innings.

D1 Baseball had a report on him last month, saying that he was getting serious draft buzz due to a fastball that sits 92-94, hitt...

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John Dreker
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.