Pirates Select LHP Miguel Fulgencio with Their 13th Round Pick

With their 13th round pick in the 2022 MLB draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates have selected left-handed pitcher Miguel Fulgencio from Cowley County CC.

Fulgencio played at a small school and he’s already 23 years old, but he does have a commitment to Oklahoma if he doesn’t sign. He was a star running back and an outfielder, who has just two years of actual mound experience. Despite being raw and older, he is a bit intriguing as a potential reliever due to his fastball that can get up to 96 MPH and what MLB Pipeline calls “a tight slider”. He put up strong results this year with a 1.75 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 45.1 innings. He has also shown some success in limited summer league work. He was born in the Dominican Republic. He was not among the top 250 prospects for Pipeline or the top 500 for Baseball America.

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Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Callis with a Fulgencio mention, and how area scouts loved him.

clemo83

I like this one – mlb.com had a very interesting write up. Another lefty

TNBucs

Do you have the link?

clemo83

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Bats: L
Class: JC J3
Height: 6′ 1″
Pick Value: —
Throws: L
DOB: 01/22/99
Weight: 205
Birthplace: Dominican Republic
A favorite of area scouts, Fulgencio began his college athletic career as an Oklahoma State running back. He transferred to Cowley County (Kan.) CC and played in the outfield during the shortened 2020 season, then taught himself to pitch and refined his delivery while watching YouTube videos during the pandemic layoff. A pitcher the last two years, he’s intriguing as a lefty reliever with a 90-96 mph fastball and tight slider. He went 7-0 with five saves, a 1.75 ERA and a 60/8 K/BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings this spring as the Tigers reached the finals of the Junior College World Series. He’ll transfer to Oklahoma if he doesn’t turn pro, though at age 23 he should be very signable

TNBucs

Thanks! He’ll be a great story if he makes it.

roberto

Obviously a good athlete and a smart man, but it’s really hard to succeed in MLB.

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