Hector Quinones

Born: June 7, 1994
Height: 6’3
Weight: 227
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 32nd Round, 958th Overall, 2017
How Acquired: Draft
College: Midway University
Agent: N/A


Quinones was drafted as a 23-year-old senior from a small college.  Midway University was actually his third college and its baseball program was in its first year.  It had absorbed the discontinued program at St. Catharine College, an NAIA school where Quinones had been playing previously.  He gave Midway its first-ever drafted player.  The Pirates announced Quinones as a right-handed pitcher, but he also played some first base in college and led Midway in home runs and slugging in 2017.  On the mound he was employed as a starter, posting a 3.34 ERA in 67.1 innings, with 29 walks, 48 strikeouts and a .244 BAA.  Quinones threw a no-hitter on March 18, 2017.

R:  0-3-0, 3.65 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 12.1 IP, 0.0 BB/9, 1.5 K/9
R+:  0-1-0, 7.11 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 6.1 IP, 0.0 BB/9, 7.1 K/9
A-:  0-1-0, 4.86 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 16.2 IP, 3.2 BB/9, 6.5 K/9

Quinones started off in the GCL, then worked his way up to Morgantown, where he finished the season.  He didn’t walk many, but hitters in the New York-Penn League hit .299 against him.

Quinones doesn’t have a lot of experience against advanced competition.  He could return to Morgantown in 2018.

2018: Minor league contract
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2017
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2023
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2020
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
June 14, 2017: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 32nd round, 958th overall pick, signed on June 22.