The Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB) have signed a top prospect who is considered a “future Cy Young” pitcher to a record-breaking contract.
Pittsburgh signed pitcher Paul Skins (21-Louisiana State), the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s First-Year Player Draft, to an entry-level contract worth $9.2 million.
Skins’ contract is the highest ever for a rookie, surpassing the $8.41 million that 2020 No. 1 overall pick Spencer Tokelson received from the Detroit Tigers.
Skins is a right-hander who throws a hard fastball that tops out at 102 miles per hour (164 km/h).
Skins led Louisiana State to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship last season, going 13-2 with a 1.69 ERA.
In 19 starts, Skins had an astounding five complete games and two shutouts, 카지노사이트킴 while striking out 209 batters and walking just 20.
Baseball America ranked Skins’ fastball and changeup No. 1 overall among college pitchers this year.
They also ranked his fastball third and his changeup fifth.
Despite being one of the best pitchers in college baseball, Skins will begin his professional career in the Florida Complex League, the lowest level of the minor leagues for rookies.