The Pittsburgh Pirates are starting to assign their 2021 draft picks to the minor league levels
The Pittsburgh Pirates just recently completed putting the finishing touches on their 2021 Draft class. They signed all but 2 of their 21 selections. Overall this draft classed has received very good every reviews.
So now it’s time to get them into game action. The team has started the process of placing some of their new prospects at different minor league levels. For instance first overal pick Henry Davis has been playing in the Florida Complex League. It looks like the Pittsburgh Pirates will be placing a couple of college right handers in Low-A Bradenton. The two arms going there will be Justin Meis and Nick Dombowski.
Meis was the Pirates’ 10th round pick. He signed for under slot value, agreeing on $127,500 while his slot value was $149,500. Meis, a Bethel Park native, was drafted out of Eastern Michigan University. His fastball comes in around 90-93 MPH. His breaking ball is more of a slurve that he throws in the low-80’s. His third and final pitch is a changeup, an offering he can put around the mid-80’s. Meis throws from a low-three-quarters armslot and is more of a control/pitch-to-contact kind of pitcher rather than your big strikeout rate kind of guy.
Dombrowski was an undrafted free agent the Pittsburgh Pirates signed after the draft. Dombrowski gives the Pirates another young left-handed pitcher to the system, something they don’t have a ton of. The southpaw pitched solid throughout college, putting up a 3.47 ERA, 3.45 FIP, and 1.164 WHIP in 254.1 innings of work. This past year, he pitched 16 innings in the Cape Cod League, allowing just 4 earned runs while having a 16/2 K/BB ratio. Dombkowski’s biggest strength was limiting home runs as he had a 0.67 HR/9 throughout college.
These two will get a chance to join the Marauders for their final stretch run. While neither are the most notable of the Draft class both still carry points of interest. Hopefully they can get off to a good start for their pro careers.