Aussie Sam Street Drafted to Pittsburgh Pirates

Although he pitches at around 145 kilometres an hour Melbourne pitcher Sam Street credits his recent draft to the Pittsburgh Pirates to his changeup (off-speed pitching) He has worked assiduously with University of Texas coaches to add this dimension to his game; and the results were reflected in his most recent season statistics: Street threw 129.3 innings for 91 strike outs and 104 hits. The hits were limited to an earned run average of 1.81.

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Street was selected 491st overall in the 16th round – the third and final day of the MLB Draft. He will open his account playing for the Jamestown Jammers, a Class-A short-season affiliate of the Pirates. “The exciting thing is just to get the opportunity to chase a dream,” he told reporters, “I’m going to try and take it with two hands and run.”

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