J.C. Flowers: Athleticism Allows Righty To Be A Quick Study On The Mound

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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Hope he’s still taking BP, guy like him could hit on a rest day.


Looking for him to part of the Pirates bullpen sometime next season.


If he did not have 68 IP already, I would be wondering why we do not allow him to take some calls to the Bullpen at AAA or MLB.


Mostly roster management issues I think, but maybe there’s still stuff he needs to work on at AA. Check back after September 1.


I quote from FG: If Flowers isn’t the best athlete in the system, he’s at least in the running.

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