The Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted right-handed pitcher Trey Supak from La Grange High School in the Competitive Balance B round with the 73rd overall pick. Just like the previous selection, Supak is a highly projectable right-hander. He’s 6′ 4″, 209 pounds, and has been working in the 89-92 MPH range, touching 94 this year. He has loose arm action, and throws on a downhill plane, which is something the Pirates love.
Baseball America , who ranked him 99th overall, says that he has the potential for an average changeup and average curveball. MLB.com ranked him 62nd. Keith Law was really high on him, ranking him 30th overall. Law thinks he could have the chance to be a number two starter, with a floor as a back of the rotation starter. That would be huge for the 73rd overall pick if it happens.
Supak has a commitment to Houston.
UPDATE 12:20 AM: Trey Supak player page.
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