SCOTT RANDALL, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: August 3, 1998
Drafted: 7th Round, 198th Overall, 2021
How Acquired: Trade (with Diamondbacks)
College: California State University
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Randall is a control artist who relies heavily on deception and on locating his fastball. The pitch sits in the low-90s and has reached 96. He has a very good change and a fringy slider. The Pirates acquired him from Arizona after designating Diego Castillo for assignment.
In a brief debut, Randall had little trouble with low A hitters.
Randall made 21 starts in the Northwest League. He got good results without dominating, with a very low walk rate and a K rate below the league average. Opponents had just a .295 OBP against him, but slugged .452, which was well above the league average. He gave up 14 longballs.
After getting their mid-level pitching depth wiped out in the minor league Rule 5 draft, the Pirates were short of pitchers for Altoona in 2023, so Randall will fit in there. How well he does will almost certainly depend on how well his stuff plays at higher levels.
|2023: Minor league contract
|Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut: 2021
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2024
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|June 5, 2019: Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 7th round, 198th overall pick; signed on July 26.
December 23, 2022: Traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Diego Castillo.