FABIAN URBINA, CATCHER
|Born: October 25, 2001
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Urbina was an infielder when the Pirates signed him, but they sort-of moved him behind the plate. He’s an athletic guy who doesn’t seem to have the size for catcher.
In his debut, Urbina played mostly at third, catching just once. He hit well, with gap power and good plate discipline.
Back in the DSL, Urbina again played mostly at third. He did start six games behind the plate, and a few at first and second. At the plate, he made good contact but showed no power.
The Pirates sent Urbina back to the DSL for a third season, but he missed nearly all of it due to injury. He got into six games, all at catcher.
After four years, Urbina has yet to get out of the DSL. He’ll be 21 when the 2023 season starts.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2019
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 1, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.