Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Prep Lefty Michael Kennedy at Pick No. 110

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With the 110th overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft the Pittsburgh Pirates selected ew York prep lefty Michael Kennedy

After drafting college pitchers in three straight picks, the Pittsburgh Pirates went back to the prep route with the 110th overall pick in the draft. With the pick the Pirates selected high school left-handed pitcher Michael Kennedy.

Kennedy was a top 100 prospect in the draft. However, he is currently committed to LSU which likely contributed to him falling to the fourth round of the draft. With the Pittsburgh Pirates going with under slot college picks in three straight selections prior to Kennedy, they should have more than enough money available to make Kennedy and over slot offer to get him signed.

Kennedy hails from Troy, New York. He has a 55 grade fastball and slider, a 50 grade changeup, and his control is also given a 50 grade. Kennedy knows how to use his three-pitch mix and has an advanced knowledge of pitching.

His fastball will sit in the low-90s, but it has good movement and can play up in the zone. Kennedy is not afraid to attack batters and does not lack confidence on the mound. His slider is his best swing-and-miss pitch and sits in the high 70s.

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At just 17-years-old Kennedy was one of the youngest players in the draft. This means there is still plenty of room for growth in Kennedy’s frame and his stuff as he begins his professional career. Kennedy should quickly rise the ranks of Pirate left-handed pitching prospects.

As Kennedy matures he will continue to improve as a pitcher. He will grow both with his presence on the mound and knowledge of pitching, as well as his stuff continuing to improve as he matures and adds to his frame.