JOELVIS DEL ROSARIO, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: April 16, 2001
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Del Rosario is a small righty from the Dominican. He wasn’t a prominent signing. He throws a four-seam fastball that sits in the mid-90s early in games, along with a sinker, slider and change.
Del Rosario made a brief debut, pitching seven times in relief.
The Pirates used Del Rosario as a starter and he put up solid results. Opponents slugged only .301 against him.
Pitching in a swing role in the FCL, Del Rosario had a very good season, probably better than the ERA indicates. Opponents had a 224/287/336 line against him and he missed a lot more bats than previously.
Del Rosario spent the season in the Bradenton rotation and was very solid. He didn’t miss many bats, but he threw strikes and got a lot of ground balls. He had no meaningful platoon split.
Given his size, there’ll be obvious questions about Del Rosario’s ceiling, but he’s consistently pitched well.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|January 25, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.