Dante Mendoza

DANTE MENDOZA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: December 16, 1998
Height: 6′ 5″
Weight: 186
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 12th Round, 372nd Overall, 2017
How Acquired: Trade (from Cleveland for Jordan Luplow and Max Moroff)
High School: Torrance (CA) HS
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Mendoza is a tall, lean pitcher who’s all about projectability.  He currently throws in the upper-80s, with a promising curve and change.  The Pirates acquired him from Cleveland with two other players for Jordan Luplow and Max Moroff.

2017
R:  0-0-0, 6.00 ERA, 2.33 WHIP, 3.0 IP, 6.0 BB/9, 6.0 K/9

Mendoza made only a brief debut after signing.

2018
R:  2-2-0, 4.58 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 37.1 IP, 4.8 BB/9, 8.9 K/9

The Indians sent Mendoza back to rookie ball, where he pitched both as a starter and in relief.  He did decently, with some control issues.

The Pirates likely will send Mendoza to Bristol.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2019: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut: 2017
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2023
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 14, 2017: Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 12th round, 372nd overall pick; signed on July 6.
November 14, 2018: Traded by the Cleveland Indians with Erik Gonzalez and Tahnaj Thomas to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jordan Luplow and Max Moroff.