A former Los Alamitos High School Baseball star was drafted Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Lance Breedlove, a pitcher, who was ranked 18th statewide as a varsity player for the Griffins, was taken 706th overall in the 23rd round of the draft.
The website Pirates Prospects offered a scouting report on Breedlove:
Breedlove started his career in the JuCo ranks at Long Beach City College, then transferred to Purdue for his final two seasons. The college senior had a good season in Purdue’s rotation his senior year. He’s got good fastball command, sitting in the low 90s with his fastball. He also throws a slider. Breedlove will likely sign quickly and should serve as organizational depth in the lower levels, filling out the pitching staff in State College this year.