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Former USF and Campolindo left-hander Aaron Poreda was selected by the Pirates in the AAA portion of the MLB Rule V draft, which is a blurb I found on MLBTradeRumors.com
In the Triple-A portion of today's Rule 5 draft, the Pirates selected Aaron Poreda, tweets John Manuel of Baseball America. The former first-rounder was part of the trade that sent Jake Peavy from the Padres to the White Sox in 2009.
Poreda burst onto the scene at USF after a solid but pretty anonymous high school career at Campolindo, despite some high school conference honors. He entered USF as a big, raw kid with a good arm, worked hard to develop and was brought along exceptionally well by USF pitching coach Greg Moore. When he started at USF his fastball was peaking in the 87-88 mph range and by the time he was a junior he was sitting in the mid-90s, occasionally touching a higher on the radar gun. Poreda had a GREAT sophomore year, earning WCC 1st team honors with a conference low 2.56 ERA. Tha...
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