The Pittsburgh Pirates selected third baseman Jared Triolo from Houston with the 72nd overall pick in the 2019 MLB draft. He’s a 21-year-old, right-handed hitter, who stands 6’3″, 212 pounds. The Pirates received this pick as part of the competitive balance lottery. MLB Pipeline had him rated 146th, while Baseball America ranked him 115th. The pick comes with an $870,700 slot amount. We will have more information on him shortly.
Triolo shows a nice hit tool, going the opposite field with some power in his bat, but he lacks the bat speed to be considered a true power hitter in the future. MLB Pipeline still sees a possible 30 doubles/15 homer bat, who will hit for average, so that’s a pretty good player. His defense is average, with a slight bump due to a strong arm. He also has slightly above average speed on the bases. Triolo has a track record of success, both in college since his freshman season, and in summer leagues with wood bats. Pipeline calls him a high floor players and others say he doesn’t have any flaws to his game.
Here’s a tweet from JJ Cooper at Baseball America, who likes this pick.
Pirates take 3B Jared Triolo. Really like this pick. Very productive college hitter. More of a lot of good 50s on the report than a lot of plus tools. But hits and shows feel.
— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) June 4, 2019
Here’s a recent video from Perfect Game Baseball
Here’s a second video from 2080 Baseball
Here’s his player page.