DIEGO CHIQUILLO, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: December 9, 2002
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|The Pirates signed Chiquillo for a moderate bonus out of Colombia. He threw in the upper-80s with a curve that had plus potential.
Pitching almost entirely in relief, Chiquillo was largely undone by control problems.
Chiquillo made six starts to open the season, going 2-3 innings each time. He walked 15 in 16.2 IP and had a 4.32 ERA. After that, he pitched mostly in relief, walking ten in 14.1, although seven of the walks came in two poor outings. He had a 2.51 ERA in that stretch. He missed a lot of bats.
Chiquillo will have to continue making progress with his control. He’ll be Rule 5 eligible after just one more season.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $200,000
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 2, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.