Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Three Potential Late Round Impact Players

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LHP Dominic Perachi

Dominic Perachi is the second left-handed pitcher we’ll look at today. Perachi was drafted out of Salve Regina University, an NCAA Division Three program. However, Perachi did exceptionally well throughout college and significantly improved in 2022.

Perachi pitched 100.2 innings, working to the tune of a 2.24 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. Perachi struck out 39.1% of batters faced while allowing just seven home runs. He also had a solid 9.5% walk rate. His walk and home run rates might be decent, but his strikeout rate is very strong.

Perachi pitched 71.2 innings during his last season, posting an ERA of just 1.00. He had a WHIP of 0.89 and a strikeout rate of 41.8%. Perachi walked just 7% of the batters he faced while allowing two home runs. For every batter he walked, Perachi struck out six more.

The biggest development for Perachi this season was an increase in velocity. Perachi was hitting the low-90s, and while that might not be impressive overall, he still could add more velocity as he ages. His curveball has upwards of 3000 RPM, along with a change-up.

Perachi may have been an 11th-round pick and from a D3 school, but he has plenty of talent. He was trending upward when the Pirates drafted him, so he could continue to grow for the Bucs. He adds another needed LHP prospect to the Pirate system.