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Pittsburgh Pirates 2022 MLB Draft Tracker: Rounds 6-10



Day two of the 2022 MLB Draft is underway on Monday. The Pirates have already selected two-way player Jack Brannigan in round three. prep lefty Michael Kennedy and Georgia Tech outfielder Tres Gonzalez to begin the day.

Below are the Pirates selections for rounds 6-10:

Round 6 Pick 170: RHP Derek Diamond, Ole Miss

Diamond went 4-4 with a 6.89 ERA in 16 games/14 starts for the Rebels this season. Features a mid-90s fastball and a slider. He was not ranked on MLB Pipleine’s Top 250 draft prospects, but came in at No. 210 by Baseball America.

Round 7 Pick 200: RHP J.P. Massey, University of Minnesota

The Chicago-native posted a 6.52 ERA in 14 games/12 starts for Minnesota this season. 6-foot-5 right-hander who can touch the upper-90s with his fastball. He struck out 63 batters in 59.1 innings, but walked 39 — needs to improve command. He is not ranked by Pipeline.

Round 8 Pick 230: LHP Cy Nielson, BYU

Nielson, a reliever in 2022 with BYU, posted a 3.21 ERA with 45 strikeouts and just seven walks in 33.2 innings for the Cougars. He pitched in the Cape Cod League this summer and shined in four appearances (three starts). He pitched to a 1.98 ERA with 17 strikeouts and just eight hits against in 13.2 innings in the Cape. His big slider is a big reason for those strikeouts.

Round 9 Pick 260: RHP Mike Walsh, Yale

The Bucs selected another college arm in Walsh, who posted a 5.68 ERA in 11 starts for Yale this past season. He put up big strikeout totals with 80 punch outs in 65 innings. Noticing a theme here? — Walsh opened some eyes in the Cape Cod League this summer with a 2.38 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 11.1 innings.

Round 10 Pick 290: OF Tanner Tredaway, University of Oklahoma

The outfielder had a big year for the Sooners, finishing third in the NCAA with 105 hits on the season. He slashed .370/.414/.549 with 18 doubles, three triples, nine homers, 66 RBIs and 24 steals in 28 attempts. He earned Second-Team All-Big 12 Honors.

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