With the minors on break, today’s Daily Video Rundown looks at the newest draft picks by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Daily Video Rundown
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.
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.
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.
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.
Live highlights. 95-97 top 9 on Rapsodo
— 🎒Jp Massey🎒 (@jpmassey_) June 22, 2022
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.
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.
Anthony began writing over 10 years ago, starting a personal blog to cover the 2011 MLB draft, where the Pirates selected first overall. After bouncing around many websites covering hockey, he refocused his attention to baseball, his first love when it comes to sports. He eventually found himself here at Pirates Prospects in late 2021, where he covers the team’s four full season minor league affiliates.