JOSE MARCANO, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: March 10, 1999
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2016, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Marcano signed at age 17 out of Venezuela and wasn’t a high-profile signing. His best pitch is a curve.
The Pirates used Marcano mostly as a starter and he got in a lot of innings for a pitcher in his first year. He pitched well, with good control, but may have worn down a bit late in the season. He had a 5.82 ERA in August, with most of the damage coming in one very bad start that inflated his stats.
Marcano was invited to the fall instructional league and, after a solid 2017 season, seemed a good bet to be in the GCL rotation in 2018. Instead, he went back initially to the DSL and made four relief appearances. The Pirates moved him up to the GCL and he made three widely scattered relief appearances, then didn’t pitch after early August.
Marcano probably wasn’t healthy in 2018. Hopefully, he’ll have better luck in 2019.
|2019: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2017
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2022
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2020
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 2, 2016: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.