JP Massey

J.P. MASSEY, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: April 1, 2001
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 7th Round, 200th Overall, 2022
How Acquired: Draft
College: University of Minnesota
Agent:
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
The Pirates drafted Massey as a college senior, almost certainly to save on bonus pool money.  He wasn’t rated among the top 250 draft prospects by MLB.com or among the top 500 by Baseball America.  Massey throws the standard four pitches, with a fastball that can reach the mid-90s.  Scouts consider him to have a very good arm, but he pitched badly in college, due in large part to significant control problems.  Pitching about half the time as a starter, he walked 7.7 per nine innings over his four years.  He showed some ability to miss bats, with a 10.2 K/9 for his career.  In his senior year, he had an ERA of 6.52, a little better than his career mark of 6.70.  Massey signed for $93,000 under the slot value of $243,000.

2022
DNP

The Pirates never activated Massey after he signed.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor league salary
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $150,000
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2028
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2025
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 18, 2022: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 7th round, 200th overall pick; signed on July 24.