The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted right-handed pitcher Jake Webb in the 19th round in 2017 out of Pittsburg HS in Kansas. At 6'4", 200 pounds, and turning 18 years old just days before the draft, he offered a lot of projection. The Pirates signed him for a $125,000 bonus to break a commitment to Kansas State.
We got to see Webb twice this season before he stopped pitching at the end of July after five appearances. We heard that he had some arm soreness after checking in with him early in August, but we never got a chance to catch up with him after that point. I was able to talk to him last night and we found out that he had elbow surgery a short time after we heard about the arm soreness.
Yesterday, we wrote about John Pomeroy and Shea Murray returning from elbow surgeries. Pomeroy had ...
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