One of the best performers from the Pittsburgh Pirates' much-lauded 2021 draft class has been Tyler Samaniego, the Pirates 15th round pick out of South Alabama.
The left-handed pitcher has been one of the better relievers in the Pirates system, beginning the year in Greensboro before a promotion to Altoona at the end of May.
Samaniego allowed just one earned run in 14 appearances, 17 innings overall, while walking 11 and striking out 24 while with the Grasshoppers. He also didn’t give up a hit (0-for-31) the entire month of May before his promotion.
While with Altoona, it’s been one rough outing that has inflated his ERA. All five of the earned runs he’s allowed with the Curve came on June 8th -- in an outing where he only was able to record two outs before getting pulled from the game....
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