Former Bethune Cookman University baseball player Montana DuRapau was called up from the Triple-A Minor League Indianapolis Indians and will soon make his Major League debut with the Pittsburg Pirates.
DuRapau started the season in Indianapolis. There he appeared in ten games and had a 1-0 record. He pitched 11.2 innings and struck out 14 batters and had a 0.77 earned run average and recorded two saves.
Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 32nd round (No. 971 overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft out of Bethune-Cookman University, DuRapau signed with the Pirates on June 12, 2014 and debuted with Class A Short Season affiliate Jamestown on June 16, 2014. He joined the Indians last season at AAA Indianapolis.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound, Deltona, FL native, will add a fresh arm to the Pirates’ bullpen for their upcoming series against the division-rival Cardinals. DuRapau had an outstanding 2017 season between Double-A and Triple-A in the Pirates organization.
DuRapau has been scouted as a fly-ball pitcher in each of his first two seasons in the upper minors.