Pirates pass on Wieters, Select pitcher out of Clemson

Today the Pittsburgh Pirates proved to their fans that they are not serious about winning when they passed on catcher Matt Wieters and selected left-handed pitcher Daniel Moskos from Clemson University. I called this move a week ago but for some reason i had a hunch they were going to shock the world and select the star catcher who is projected to be a 35-40 home run hitter. The main reason the Pirates passed on Wieters is because he will command a 7-9 million signing bonus compared to the 2 million signing bonus Moskos will command.

According to MLB.com, Moskos is one of the, if not the top, college reliever in the draft class, helped by the fact he throws from the left side. While some think he can start because of three potential pitches, Moskos is expected to thrown out of the bullpen once he reaches the big leagues. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound, 21-year-old California native has been clocked to have a 96 mph. fastball. Moskos is not a bad pick but ownership had a great chance to show the fans of Pittsburgh they are ready to turn the corner. Theres a reason we have the worst ownership in sports. They never seem to disappoint.

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