According to the United Shores Professional Baseball League (USPBL), the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 22-year-old right-handed pitcher Andrew Potter. He was originally drafted out of high school in 2012, taken in the 31st round by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Potter played four seasons for Arizona and had very poor stats at the lower levels. Part of his stats can be blamed on the Pioneer League, where the average pitcher had an ERA just under 5.00 during his two seasons in the league. In his four seasons of short-season ball, Potter had a 6.04 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP in 140 innings, covering ten starts and 46 relief appearances. He walked 71 batters and picked up 120 strikeouts.
Potter pitched in the Frontier League at the beginning of 2016 and got hit really hard, posting a 10.59 ERA in...
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