For the second straight season, the Pittsburgh Pirates used their third round pick on a two-way player. This year’s edition, Jack Brannigan, reportedly doesn’t want to pitch and instead wants to hit at the professional level. The Pirates liked him as a pitcher, just like Chandler.
Like Chandler last year, Brannigan is getting a chance to hit after signing, but isn’t going to pitch until next season at the earliest.
After playing two games in the Florida Complex League, Brannigan was promoted to Single-A Bradenton Marauders on August 6.
Brannigan has gotten off to a great start with the Marauders. He has a slash of .333/.417/.714, with two doubles, two home runs, four RBI, and two stolen bases in just six games.
It shouldn’t really be a surprise that Brannigan is handling Single...
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