LANCE BREEDLOVE
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
  Born: September 1, 1990
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 23rd Round, 706th Overall, 2012
How Acquired: Draft
College: Purdue
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Breedlove started his career in the JuCo ranks at Long Beach City College, then transferred to Purdue for his final two seasons. He had a good season in Purdue’s rotation his senior year. His fastball supposedly sits in the low 90s and he commands it well, although it was only in the upper 80s early in the State College season. He also throws a slider. Breedlove signed quickly and profiles as an organizational pitcher.

2012
A-:  1-0-0, 2.90 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 31.0 IP, 2.3 BB/9, 5.2 K/9

Breedlove pitched well out of the State College bullpen, with good numbers other than a low K rate.

2013
A-:  1-0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 7.0 IP, 3.9 BB/9, 15.4 K/9
A:  3-2-0, 5.97 ERA, 1.62 WHIP. 34.2 IP, 2.6 BB/9, 9.3 K/9

Breedlove opened 2013 in extended spring training.  The Pirates assigned him to West Virginia in early April, but reassigned him to extended spring training after he struggled in some of his outings.  He made several appearances for Jamestown in June, then moved back up to West Virginia, where he pitched out of the bullpen the rest of the year.  He had a lot more success after returning.  In seven April outings he had an 11.88 ERA and .476 opponents’ average.  In 19 appearances later in the year, he had a .245 opponents’ average, and 31/7 K/BB in 26.1 IP, numbers that were better than his ERA of 4.10.  Breedlove had a mild platoon split, but it’s hard to say how much of that resulted from his early-season struggles.  His K rate for the season was nearly double what it was the previous year.

Breedlove was successful enough after his return, especially the improved K rate, that the Pirates could move him up to Bradenton.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
NCAA
W-L-Sv
G
GS
IP
H
HR
BB
K
WHIP
OAVG
ERA
2011 3-1-2 24 4 48.2 58 1 11 33 1.42 .287 3.51
2012 8-6-0 16 16 97.1 86 4 16 76 1.05 .238 3.33
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014: Minor league contract.
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2012
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2018
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2015
Added to 40-Man: No
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 6, 2012: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 23rd round, 706th overall pick; signed on June 13.