The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that pitcher Paul Skens (21), the first overall pick in the draft, would suspend the season.
The Pirates announced on the 6th (Korean time) that they would place Skens on the development list and no longer allow him to pitch in the 2023 season.
The development list is a system used to manage prospects by restricting pitching, as in this case.
Skens, who was selected by the Pirates with the first overall pick in the draft last July, started at the rookie level and appeared in a total of 5 games in Single-A and Double-A, pitching 6 2/3 innings.
During this period, he allowed 5 hits, 2 walks, and 4 runs, but also struck out 10.
He pitched 122 2/3 innings at Louisiana State University before being drafted. That’s why he hasn’t pitched many innings in the pros this season.
Pirates general manager Ben Cherington has also made it clear that he plans not to have him play many innings this season, and he appears to have put this into practice.
Execution was faster than planned. Originally, he was set to limit 20 innings, but he ended the season pitching fewer innings.
He was expected to face off with his college teammate Dylan Cruz, who was selected by the Washington Nationals as the second overall pick in the draft, on Thursday local time, but this was canceled due to this action.온라인바카라
General Manager Charrington said through the club’s official channels that he was pleased with the positive results Skens has shown in a short period of time, and that he “achieved everything we set out to achieve in the 2023 season.”
He continued, “We will focus on off-season preparation to prepare for the 2024 season, which will be his first full season,” adding that he will not have any more actual appearances for the remainder of the season.
Skens is the sixth player drafted first overall in Pirates club history. He is the first pitcher to do so since Gerrit Cole in 2011.