Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Owen Kellington at Pick No. 107


The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to bolster their strong draft class with the addition of pitcher Owen Kellington

With their 4th round pick the Pittsburgh Pirates added right-handed pitcher Owen Kellington. The young right-handed pitcher was selected out of U-32 High School in Montpelier, Vermont, and is committed to UCONN.

Kellington led his high school team to a Division 2 Championship run during his senior season. During his senior season, Kellington carried a 0.22 ERA and a record of 7-0. He also was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for New Jersey during the 2020-2021 season.

He also had 133 strikeouts compared to 8 walks and a batting average of .667. He also was able to blast seven home runs during the season. His strikeout number is extremely impressive as he struck out a little over 9 out of every 10 batters that he got out.

Owen has a fastball that during his Perfect Game performance sits around 87, a curveball that sits at 77, and a changeup around 81. His best pitch to throw was his curveball that has a high upside for improvement during his time in the minor leagues.

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This pick will probably end up being a pick that will sign under slot value in order to help sign the Pittsburgh Pirates their three big over slot choices in number 37 overall pick Anthony Solometo, prep outfielder and Penn State football commit Lonnie White Jr., as well third-round pick in Buba Chandler, who is committed to Clemson to play football.

That said, Kellington still has a great upside to him that could lead to him having a great development in the minors and making the Major League roster in a few years. Kellington could develop into a quality pitching prospect for the Pirates. Make sure to tay tuned here at Rum Bunter for more coverage throughout the rest of the draft.