The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted infielder Jesse Medrano in the 31st round of the 2017 draft. He was a senior at Fresno State, where he mostly played third base during his final two seasons of college, after splitting his time between the two middle infield spots during his freshman and sophomore seasons. Medrano was a late bloomer in college, who drew the attention of the Pirates during his senior season when he really put things together.

As a freshman at Fresno State in 2014, Medrano split his time between shortstop and second base. He played 37 games total, 24 as a starter, and hit at the bottom of the lineup, The Pirates were able to get a good look at him that season while they were scouting their 2014 third round pick, Jordan Luplow. Medrano hit just .220 in his limited time, walki...

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 tim@piratesprospects.com.