J.P. MASSEY, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: April 1, 2001
Drafted: 7th Round, 200th Overall, 2022
How Acquired: Draft
College: University of Minnesota
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.
The Pirates never activated Massey after he signed.