Ben Cherington has been the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager for four drafts. In each draft, he has taken at least one high school arm in each draft in the first four rounds. But how do they compare to one another?
Ben Cherington has made a knack of selecting at least one high school-aged pitcher in the early rounds of the draft. Since taking over as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ general manager, he has selected at least one high school arm in the first four rounds. Sure, that’s not super uncommon, but in comparison, Cherington has only taken one high school position player in each of the first four rounds of each draft, that being Termarr Johnson.
So far, most of those high school draftee pitchers are working out well. The high school arms he has drafted are developing at a good pace, and the ones that have yet to get an extended look are still promising. Today, I want to rank each of the high school pitchers Cherington has taken.