Pittsburgh Pirates : 2016 Draft Clark Eagan

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Continuing the rundown of Pittsburgh Pirates draft picks from 2016 is outfielder Clark Eagan.

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Clark Eagan in the ninth round with the 315th pick from Arkansas. Eagan played multiple positions for the Razorbacks, but was mostly featured as a center fielder. He was a preseason all  SEC  second-team player during the 2016 season. He completed the season prior to his drafting hitting .298 with seven home runs and  37 RBI, all season highs.

The trend with Pittsburgh draftees continued as Eagan signed with the Pirates and was assigned to the West Virginia Black Bears on June 15, 2016.


Eagan got a glimpse of action at West Virginia where he made 30 appearances. Eagan hit .277 with no hoe runs and 16 RBI. He also stole  three of the four bases he attempted.

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Clark Eagan saw time at all three outfield positions. Each position was handled well, as only one error was committed during his time in Morgantown.

The numbers looked solid, if a bit unspectacular.  Not bad for a debut though.


West Virginia of the South Atlantic League receives Eagan’s services for the 2017 season. in 89 games Eagan is hitting .260 with seven home runs and 49 RBI. his OBP, OPS and slugging numbers are all improving this season, despite the drop in batting average. Even the stolen base numbers are consistent at four steals against 7 caught steeling.

Right field is Eagan’s primary position with the Power. He has started 85 games in right and the other start came in center field. Only one error has been committed this season by Eagan for a .994 fielding percentage. Eagan is settling in nicely to professional baseball.

I could see Clark Eagan making the Pittsburgh Pirates as a fourth outfielder. This would be contingent on continued success in the minor leagues. while not putting up flashy superstar numbers, I don’t think he needs to though. If he can keep up with the consistent numbers with just little improvement he could go a long way.