DANTE MENDOZA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: December 16, 1998
Height: 6′ 5″
Drafted: 12th Round, 372nd Overall, 2017
How Acquired: Trade (from Cleveland for Jordan Luplow and Max Moroff)
High School: Torrance (CA) HS
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.
Mendoza made only a brief debut after signing.
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.
|2019: Minor League Contract
|Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut: 2017
MiLB FA Eligible: 2023
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|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.