Pirates DVR: A First Look at the Day Two Draft Picks

With the minors on break, today’s Daily Video Rundown looks at the newest draft picks by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Daily Video Rundown

Michael Kennedy

The lefty from New York is one of the youngest players in the draft, as he doesn’t turn 18 until November. MLB Pipeline has him rated as the 89th overall prospect in the draft, and is committed to LSU. He’ll likely command an over-slot deal. There wasn’t much in terms of video, but this one is from a year ago.

Jack Brannigan

The product of Notre Dame was announced as a two-way player, but reports are that Brannigan wants to focus on hitting at the next level. He didn’t pitch much in college, but there does seem to be some potential there, led by his mid-to-upper 90s that has a lot of run to it. It was given a grade of ’70’ on MLB Pipeline.

Tres Gonzalez

We know Ben Cherington likes his players who did well in the Cape Cod League, and Gonzalez fits that mold. He’s also another contact over power guy, and was one of the best hitters in college baseball last year.

Here’s a home run he hit during the College World Series playoffs.

JP Massey

The Pirates seventh round pick was the college senior JP Massey, from Minnesota. Here’s a bullpen session he posted to his own Twitter account.

Cy Nielson

The lefty was the team’s eighth round pick out of BYU. He was drafted back in 2019 by Cleveland in the 40th round. Here’s a quick look at Nielson from 2020.

Tanner Tredaway

Part of the Oklahoma squad that made it to the College World Series, Tanner Tredaway was the team’s last draft pick of day two. He homered twice in the deciding game of the Super Regional against Virginia Tech.

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Anthony “The Video Hunter” Murphy at it again! Nice job!


I would trade them all for Brock Porter.


I’m guessing Porter gave a number around $4MM and with the Rangers saving about $2.5MM on Rocker in addition to other savings in rounds 8-10 (all college seniors), they were the only team that could reach that number. A lot like us last year with Chandler.

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