By Jason Shetler
The Pirates were given a first round competitive balance pick for this year’s draft, and selected Nick Lodolo with that pick 41st overall.
Lodolo is a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game first team All-American who pitched at Damien High School in La Verne, California. He’s a tall and slender left-hander at 6’6, 175. His arsenal includes a low-90’s fastball, a slurve and a changeup. Lodolo has a commitment to pitch at TCU.