BUBBA CHANDLER, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: September 14, 2002
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 200
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Drafted: Round 3, 72nd Overall, 2021
How Acquired: Draft
High School: North Oconee HS (GA)
Agent: N/A
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Chandler was one of the best athletes in the 2021 draft; MLB Pipeline had him ranked 21st in the draft and Baseball America 20th.  He has a commitment to Clemson both for baseball and as a quarterback in football.  He was a two-way player in baseball, under consideration by some teams as a shortstop, but the Pirates announced him as a pitcher.  He throws 89-93 but has reached 97.  He also has a curve with above-average spin and a change that, typically for a prep pitcher, needs work.  He may also need to work on his delivery, but his athleticism gives him a very high ceiling.  He figured to be hard to sign, but the Pirates may have worked something out with him in advance.  He signed for $3M, which is about mid-1st-round money, far over the slot amount of $870,700.  The sides apparently have a handshake agreement that Chandler will  hit as well as pitch.

 

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2021: Minor league salary
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $3,000,000
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2025
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 12, 2021: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 3rd round, 72nd overall pick; signed on July 21.

 

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