CARLOS LOMELI, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: March 19, 1999
Drafted: Round 17, 493rd Overall, 2021
How Acquired: Draft
College: St. Mary’s College (CA)
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|The Pirates drafted Lomeli as a college senior. He was mostly a starter for four years at St. Mary’s. His best year was his sophomore year, when he had a 3.05 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. In his senior year, the numbers were 4.21 and 1.31. He did increase his K rate, from 5.9 per nine innings as a sophomore to 8.2 as a senior. Lomeli appears to throw in the upper-80s. Baseball America did not rank him its top 500 draft prospects, nor among the top 100 in California.
Like a number of the Pirates’ 2021 pitching draftees, Lomeli didn’t get into any games before the end of the season.
Lomeli spent the season with Bradenton, pitching much of the time in late-inning relief. For the most part he wasn’t effective, with opponents posting an OPS of .785 against him. He did pitch very well in August and September, allowing just one earned run in 13 innings. He had trouble with left-handed hitters, allowing them a 348/400/478 line.
In his debut, Lomeli was a college pitcher at the lowest, full-season level, so the results weren’t good. Without significant improvement, Greensboro could be a tough test.
|2023: Minor league salary
|Signing Bonus: $25,000
MiLB Debut: 2022
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2024
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 13, 2021: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 17th round, 493rd overall pick; signed on July 21.|