Third Round, Number 76 Overall
Shortstop Yohandy Morales is a product of Braddock HS and a Miami Hurricanes commit. Standing six-foot-four and weighing in at 195 lbs., Morales is the recipient of good baseball genes as well:
"His father, Andy, played in the majors and Morales likely has the same pure talent to follow in his footsteps. Morales matured physically quicker than most of his contemporaries and showed an impact righthanded bat as an underclassman. Baseball America’s Scouting Report (subscription required)"
Fourth Round, Number 104 Overall Choice
Right-handed pitcher Stevie Emanuels was used mostly as a relief pitcher through his first two seasons pitching for the University of Washington. In 65 games overall through that period, he struck out 97 in 99 innings, with a 10-5 record, seven saves and a 3.31 ERA.
Emanuels had struck out 38 in his first 22 2/3 innings through the 2020 season before it was put on hold by COVID-19. Now a starter, he was 3-1 with a 0.79 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP when play was halted.
Fifth Round, Number 134 Overall Choice
Left-handed pitcher Michael Kirian is a six-foot-six, 235 lb. behemoth currently attending the University of Louisville. Three seasons as a reliever have seen him strike out 66 in 41 innings, while allowing a 1.47 WHIP.
His lifetime WHIP is misleading, as it includes 14 walks in 11 1/3 innings as a freshman. Since that time, he’s put up a mark of 1.009. Both before and after he discovered his control, Kirian was able to make batters miss. His 12.31 K/9 rate has been more-or-less consistent through his collegiate career.