Tyler Samaniego: Lefty Among Top Performers From 2021 Draft Class

One of the best performers from the Pittsburgh Pirates' much-lauded 2021 draft class has been Tyler Samaniego, the Pirates 15th round pick out of South Alabama.
The left-handed pitcher has been one of the better relievers in the Pirates system, beginning the year in Greensboro before a promotion to Altoona at the end of May.
Samaniego allowed just one earned run in 14 appearances, 17 innings overall, while walking 11 and striking out 24 while with the Grasshoppers. He also didn’t give up a hit (0-for-31) the entire month of May before his promotion.
While with Altoona, it’s been one rough outing that has inflated his ERA. All five of the earned runs he’s allowed with the Curve came on June 8th -- in an outing where he only was able to record two outs before getting pulled from the game....



Pirates Prospects has been independently covering the Pittsburgh Pirates and their farm system since 2009. All of our content on this site -- a site that features no advertisements and only our content -- is made possible from subscriptions. Your support allows this unique media company to continue doing what we do best -- and as an added bonus, you'll get to read the rest of this article. Learn more about a Pirates Prospects subscription.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please check your account page to verify your subscription status.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

If he consistently does well in Altoona, I hope they send him to Indy for a couple weeks. He may be ready for the Show early next year.


Could be a nice later round find. Maybe the first from that class to debut?


Could be LHP out of the pen pretty quickly


big dude . . . shades of the Candyman


Is Indianapolis out of the question this year?

Wilbur Miller

Shouldn’t be.

Most Voted Comments

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x