Brendt Citta

BRENDT CITTA, CORNER OUTFIELDER
Born: July 12, 1996
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 38th Round, 1134th Overall, 2018
How Acquired: Draft
College: University of Kansas
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

The Pirates announced Citta as a right fielder, but he caught in college as well.  He started his college career at San Jose State before transferring to Kansas.  In 2018, Citta he had an .870 OPS in 55 games, with 17 doubles, one triple and four homers.  Those numbers were much better than his freshman year stats in 2016, when he had a .609 OPS.  He didn’t play in 2017 due to the transfer, but he did play summer ball that year and put up solid offensive numbers.  Citta has a strong arm and raw power, while his outfield defense and base running are considered below average.

2018
R+:  250/370/378, 156 AB, 12 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 22 BB, 33 K, 1-5 SB

Citta was the primary left fielder for Bristol.  He also played a few games in right.  He put up decent numbers, but for a 22-year old corner outfielder in a high-offense, advanced rookie league, the numbers weren’t that good.  His OPS was almost exactly league average.  He had no platoon split at all.

Citta could make the Greensboro roster in 2019 as an outfield backup, or he could go to Morgantown.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2019: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible:
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 6, 2018: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 38th round, 1134th overall pick; signed on June 13.