ALTOONA, Pa. - When a team drafts a college player, they are usually hoping to get someone more advanced at their position than if they took a high schooler.
So, when the Pittsburgh Pirates took JC Flowers in the fourth round of the 2019 draft, they were hoping his super athleticism would make up for the fact he didn’t pitch at Florida State until his junior year.
In fairness, based on how Flowers played that year, it didn’t seem like there was much he wasn’t capable of. He became the first player in Florida State’s storied history to record double digits in home runs, saves, and stolen bases in the same season.
Flowers hit a home run and recorded a save in the same game four times in 2019. That had only happened two other times in Seminole history, with Buster Posey and Mike McGe...
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