High school arms among latest Draft signings

High school arms among latest Draft signings

MIAMI -- The Pirates announced Saturday that they had signed nine more Draft picks, including high schoolers Mitch Keller (64th overall) and Trey Supak (73rd overall). Both are right-handed pitchers who were ranked in the top 100 on MLB.com's Top 200 Prospects list.

Second-rounder Keller, who was rated the 69th best player in the Draft, recorded a 1.72 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 69 1/3 innings as a senior at Xavier High School in Iowa. It was a breakout season for him, as he added 6 to 8 mph to a fastball that now ranges between 90-94 mph.

Supak (No. 62), who was the Pirates' Competitive Balance B pick, had a perfect 9-0 senior season at La Grange High School in Texas.

The team has signed 25 of its Draft picks and eight of its top 10.

Maria Torres is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.