10th round pick Tanner Tredaway
In the 10th round with pick number 290 the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Oklahoma outfielder Tanner Tredaway. Tredaway was an older college hitter at 22-years-old, and is a hitter who should move on to High-A Greensboro next season after getting a cup of coffee with Low-A Bradenton this season.
Through his first 67 plate appearances with the Marauders the right-handed hitting Tredaway owns a .160/.373/.240 slash line and a wRC+ of 99. He has hit his first professional home run, driven in 10 runs and stolen a pair of bases.
While Tredaway is hitting just .160, he has been burnt by a .179 batting average on balls in play (BAbip). League average for BAbip is .300. When a hitter owns a BAbip as low as Tredaway’s it indicates that they have been burnt by poor luck and/or good defense. As his BAbip evens back out his numbers will improve.
Additionally, Tredaway has shown a good eye at the plate. He has struck out in just 14.9% of his at-bats which is well below the league average for hitters, while posting an elite level walk rate of 20.9%. Even with a slow start at the plate, Tredaway has still shown positive signs with the Marauders.