THOMAS HARRINGTON, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: July 12, 2001
Drafted: Supp. 1st Round, 36th Overall, 2022
How Acquired: Draft
College: Campbell University
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|The Pirates selected Harrington as a draft-eligible sophomore from Campbell. He had an impressive record there, starting 29 games combined as a freshman and sophomore. The first year he had an ERA of 3.57 and fanned 72 in 70.2 IP. In 2022, he had an ERA of 2.53 and struck out 111 in 92.2 IP and walked only 18. He has a low, three-quarters delivery and excellent control. Harrington’s best pitch is a change that gets swings and misses. His fastball ranges from the low- to mid-90s and, according to MLB.com, has enough run to generate swings and misses. He also has a slider that could be an above-average pitch and a curve that he doesn’t throw often. He’s a good athlete and may offer more projection. Baseball America ranked Harrington 48th among draft prospects and MLB.com 45th. He signed for $100,300 under the slot amount.
As is so often the case with the Pirates, Harrington didn’t appear in a game after signing. In fact, he was never placed on any roster.