Pittsburgh Pirates: Way Too Early 2022 Five Round Mock Draft

Kody Duncan
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Jul 6, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton (17) observes batting practice before the game against the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 6, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton (17) observes batting practice before the game against the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

2nd Pick: Left-handed pitcher Carson Palmquist, Miami

For their second pick in the 2022 MLB draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates select left-handed pitcher, Carson Palmquist. Palmquist stands at 6’3” and weighs 175 pounds and is from Fort Meyer, Florida. He is often compared to Chris Sale, which should get Pirate fans excited.

In 2020, Palmquist appeared in 8 games and pitched 11.2 innings. He finished the year with a 2.31 era allowing only 6 hits and 3 earned runs. This season was canceled because of the shutdown of college athletics due to the COVID-19 and the pandemic.

In his first full season in college, the 2021 season for Carson Palmquist helped boost his draft stock. He appeared in 25 games in a relief role where he had a 2.22 era in 44.2 innings pitched. He had 14 saves on the year and only allowed 8 walks.

Palmquist sits in the mid to low 90s with his fastball but has a devastating sweeping slider. I’ll be interested to see if next year the Miami pitching staff moves him to a starting role with the team. In 2021 Palmquist made the NCBWA All-America First Team as a pitcher and also the 2021 Perfect Game All-America First Team as well. Hopefully, the Pittsburgh Pirates see what I see in his this kid and draft him early.

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