With their tenth round pick in the 2022 MLB draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected outfielder Tanner Tredaway out of Oklahoma.
Tredaway is nearly 23 years old (August birthday), putting in four seasons at Oklahoma, where he played a little bit of everywhere, but mostly in center field. He’s 6’1″, 175 pounds and bats/throws from the right side. After putting up a .671 OPS as a freshman in 2019, he had a 1.082 OPS in 18 games before the 2020 season was ended early. Last year he hit .309/.391/.423 in 39 games. He played 68 games this year and hit .370/.414/.549, with 18 doubles, three triples, nine homers and 24 steals in 28 attempts. He saw a major drop in his walk rate, but he struck out just 28 times in 318 at-bats, so there are clearly excellent contact skills here. He did not run much or hit for a lot of power until this season. He was not rated among Baseball America’s top 500 players or MLB Pipeline’s top 250.
As a senior sign, Tredaway is going to come with some savings. The Pirates should have plenty of bonus pool space left after the first two days were played safe with almost every single pick, as well as two seniors.