Today the Pirates announced that Pat Ludwig their tenth round pick had signed. Not a major surprise as the right-hander from Yale had finished his senior season. And what a season it was as he led the Ivy League in strikeouts with 64. His ERA was 2.73 which was third in the Ivy League over his 62.2 innings.
When he was drafted he was announced as a reliever. He will report to State College to pitch for the Spikes whose season begins Monday.
It’s an interesting pick for the Bucs in this round as Baseball America didn’t have him in top 500 and he will soon turn 23 years old. It’s not like he is a phenomenal specimen, just 6′ 2″, 185 pounds which is not the standard 6’6″ we typically see.
He must have some special pitches. We know he has a special brain.