Bishop Eustace Pitcher Selected with First Pick of Round 2
The Pittsburgh Pirates selected high school pitcher Anthony Solometo with the team’s first of the second round, No. 37 overall, in the 2021 MLB Draft on Monday.
Solometo of Bishop Eustace Prep in Pennsauken, is being compared to current Arizona pitcher Madison Bumgarner
He was ranked MLB.com ranks the left-handed pitcher as the No. 30-ranked top baseball draft prospect.
Solometo is a 6-foot-5, 218-pound lefty, who shows a good fastball and has a three-pitch mix with a slider and change-up in this arsenal.
He did throw a game this season against a Cape-Atlantic League team, pitching against Ocean City in the Coaches vs Cancer Classic in Somers Point. In that game, Solometo had a one-hitter and struck out 11 Red Raiders.
Overall as a senior, Solometo had an outstanding season, in six games, he had a 0.28 ERA in 32.2 innings, giving up just five hits, five walks, with 64 strikeouts.
Solometo is a North Carolina commit.
He is the second local pitcher to be selected in this years major league baseball draft, with Mainland's Chase Petty selected No. 26 overall by the Minnesota Twins on Sunday night.
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