Bladimir Pichardo

BLADIMIR PICHARDO, RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER
Born:  ??, ????
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 193
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2023, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Pichardo was one of three international signees to whom the Pirates paid between $750,000 and $840,000 in January 2023.  Unusually for them, three of the four were pitchers.  Pichardo has the ability to throw three pitches for strikes and has a chance to move upward as a starter.  His fastball reaches as high as 92 mph now and he has good projection.  He also throws a slider and change.
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $750,000
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2029
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2027
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
January 15, 2023: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.