4. Jared Triolo knows a strike when he sees it
The Pirates’ compensation round B pick walked more frequently (31 times in 2019) than he struck out (30). American Athletic Conference, Class AA, the majors, that’s hard to do anywhere, and he did it with a .332 average and a .512 slugging percentage.
“He’s very comfortable going deeper” into counts, DelliCarri said. “He sees the ball. Just the overall look to Jared is hitterish in all counts early and late.”
HOUSTON MLB DRAFT NOTES
• Houston has a running total of 150 drafted players all-time
• Triolo’s selection marks the 18th straight year a Cougar has been drafted and 22 of the last 23 years
• In nine years under Head Coach Todd Whitting, 33 players have been drafted with 27 of those being undrafted heading into the University of Houston
The Pirates amateur scouting director, Joe DelliCarri, offered these thoughts on Triolo’s plate discipline, Jared is, “Comfortable deep in at-bats,” DelliCarri said. “Maybe a little upside, too, in his approach. He’s very comfortable going deeper. He sees the ball and looks to us to have processing. Just the overall look to Jared is hitter-ish in all counts, early and late, and there’s definitely some stuff we believe we can help him get to – upside in his approach a little bit more, then his impact as well. Even though he’s shown some things in samples and at times, there’s more there.” –
Triolo signs today for $870k. Good for him, I think he has lot of intangibles that will make him successful.