Pittsburgh Pirates: Potential Draft Prospects to Watch in 2024

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No. 4 - Brody Brecht Right-Handed Pitcher Iowa

Brody Brecht at pick 9 may be a reach and this could lead to an under-slot signing and then allowing bolstering of the rest of the draft class. Brecht is a super fun prospect as his fastball can reach into the low 100s and is projected to have a 70-grade slider on top of the fastball.

His command was an issue with Brecht last season at Iowa, but the potential seems to be too high to ignore especially in the pitching department. Lack of talent in the Big Ten conference is also a concern, but when the stuff is as good as Becht is when he is on, hitters at any level will have a tough go-around with Becht.

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