Pirates Select Outfielder Matt Gorski with the 57th Overall Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Indiana outfielder Matt Gorski with the 57th overall pick in the 2019 MLB draft. He’s a 21-year-old right-handed hitter, who stands 6’4″, 198 pounds. MLB Pipeline had him ranked 112th in this draft class, while Baseball America had him 150th. His slot amount is $1,243,600, but you would have to imagine that he signs for less than that amount.

Gorski looked like a potential high pick after his sophomore year, but his performance in the wood bat Cape Cod summer league left scouts with questions. He hit .271/.374/.498 in 55 games this season, striking out 62 times. That leaves questions about his hitting still, but he’s considered to have both plus raw power and plus speed. He also has a strong arm, but his defense is suspect, so he could move to a corner spot. The Pirates are taking a real chance here going for a college player who is considered raw still and has strikeout issues. The three plus tools are the selling point, plus he had much better stats as a sophomore.

Here’s recent video from 2080 Baseball

Here is Gorski’s Player Page.

2019 Draft