OWEN KELLINGTON, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: February 5, 2003
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 193
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: Round 4, 102nd Overall, 2021
How Acquired: Draft
High School: U-32 HS (VT)
Agent: N/A
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
After going for several high-ceiling, and probably high-bonus, picks in the early rounds on day two, the Pirates picked Kellington in the fourth round.  He went to a rural high school in Vermont, in an area that normally never sees baseball scouts.  In fact, he’s now the second-highest-drafted player in state history.  Kellington drew attention with a low-90s fastball and potentially good curve.  Baseball America rated him 386th among draft prospects, so he may not require above-slot money to sign.  He’s mostly faced weak competition and may need to refine his delivery, so he figures to be a project, but he has upside.  Kellington had a commitment to the University of Connecticut, but he signed the day before the deadline for $600,000, a little over the slot value of $571,400.  Kellington was the last player from the Pirates’ draft to sign.  The bonus he received used up every remaining penny of their bonus pool.
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2021: Minor league salary
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $600,000
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 4th round, 102nd overall pick; signed on July 31.

 

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