The Pittsburgh Pirates also signed a few other pitchers from day 2 of the 2023 Draft.
Patrick Reilly offers bullpen potential with his fastball/slider combination. Although his college numbers were not outstanding, his fastball consistently reaches 93-96 mph and occasionally touches 98 mph. His slider has both classic movement and a cutter profile. Reilly's control needs improvement, but the Pirates see him as a power reliever with refined mechanics.
Landon Tomkins, a right-handed pitcher from Louisiana Tech, has shown promise with consistent performances. He is projectable at 6'3'' and 200 pounds. He owns a career 3.92 ERA through 133 innings pitched while averaging almost a strikeout per innings at 132 for his career.
These signings highlight the Pittsburgh Pirates first wave of signings from the 2023 Draft class. While everyone waits for first-overall pick Paul Skenes to sign, continue to check back for updates on some of the other signings as well. The team has saved some bonus money, which is expected to predominantly go toward the #67 overall selection Zander Mueth. Expect more signings in the coming days.