Altoona- When you think of the pitching prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system, you’re probably not thinking of Sean Sullivan. You’re thinking of Quinn Priester, Mike Burrows, or even Anthony Solometo.
What if I told you that Sullivan has a shot to break out this season and jump on some radars?
If you look nearly on the surface and box score watch, one would think that Sullivan is just another career minor leaguer, or maybe a guy who gets a cup of coffee eventually but never pans out.
Everything has context, even Sullivan’s 4.68 ERA in High-A last year for the Pirates.
Sullivan had to pitch in Greensboro in 2022, which is a hitters’ haven, and out of his 16 homers given up, 11 of them were from his home ballpark.
Sullivan also struck out 84 in 75 innings pitched, which averages out to around 10.08 in ’22