Pirates Add 3 More to 2012 Recruiting Class

What is quickly shaping up to be one of the more talented recruiting classes in the Adam Thomas era, just got a little stronger.  Coach Thomas announced three more 2012 signees to a very large signing class, as the Pirates at 2 power hitting position players and power right handed pitcher to their roster for 2013 in third baseman Kevin Moore of St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, pitcher Dalton Rentz also of St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, and outfielder Cam Sperry of Etowah High School in Woodstock, Georgia.

Kevin Moore

Kevin Moore is a 6’2 210 lb. third baseman that brings a wealth of tools to the baseball diamond.  Armed with an upper 80’s to low 90’s arm and plenty of power, as well, Moore absolutely looks the part of what a college third baseman should.  Moore is a big time prospect waiting to happen.  Physical in every sense of the word, Kevin is a middle of the order type hitter that will make an immediate impact on the Pirate infield and lineup, as well as provide short relief pitching for the Pirate pitching staff. 

Dalton Rentz

Dalton Rentz is a 6’5″ 225 lb right handed pitcher that is the ace of the St. Paul staff.  A highly recruited pitcher in the state of Alabama, he brings the capabilities of being a front line, weekend conference starter to the table as a true freshman.  The big righty is an upper 80’s mph guy, with an absolute out pitch with his slider.  Good command, great presence, and intense competitiveness highlight the Rentz file.  Dalton will unquestionably battle for one of the top rotational slots next season.

 

Cam Sperry

Cam Sperry is another physical presence being added to the Pirate lineup.  The 6’6 230 lb left handed hitting outfielder will potentially be one of the next great power hitters at Howard Lake Field.  A sweet left handed swing, with tremendous bat speed and major college power, Sperry will certainly be a huge factor in replacing one of the vacant outfield spots in 2013.  As is the case with many Pirates, Cam is also a pitcher, with an upper 80’s and low 90’s fastball and will certainly provide some depth on the mound, as well.