Conor Costello

Born: November 4, 1992
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 38th Round, 1147th Overall, 2015
How Acquired: Draft
College: Oklahoma State
Agent: N/A


Costello is an interesting pick, simply because the Pirates announced him as a starting pitcher, despite the fact that he spent more time in his career with Oklahoma State as a position player. He pitched just 32.1 innings this past season, with a 1.67 ERA and an 18:6 K/BB ratio. Prior to that, he only pitched seven innings with Oklahoma State in 2014. Meanwhile, he had 392 at-bats in his college career, totaling a .735 OPS. Despite the lack of pitching, he has had Tommy John surgery, so he doesn’t exactly have a fresh arm. He also had a freak injury this year involving a piece of steak getting lodged in his esophagus, almost causing the need for surgery. He eventually went on a liquid diet. He should sign quickly, and will likely provide bullpen depth in Morgantown or Bristol.
2015: Minor League Contract
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2021
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2018
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
June 8, 2011: Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 16th round, 505th overall pick.
June 10, 2015:
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 38th round, 1147th overall pick.