Lizardy Dicent

LIZARDY DICENT, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: February 11, 1997
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 178
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2017, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Dicent signed shortly before the 2018 season.  At 21, he was old for a Latin American prospect.  In 2018, he was getting his fastball into the mid-90s.  In 2019, though, after missing the start of the season, he wasn’t topping 90.

2018
DSL:  0-0-1, 10.38 ERA, 2.54 WHIP, 4.1 IP, 8.3 BB/9, 10.4 K/9
R:  1-0-2, 4.22 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 21.1 IP, 4.2 BB/9, 10.5 K/9
R+:  0-0-0, 2.45 ERA, 1.91 WHIP, 3.2 IP, 7.4 BB/9, 7.4 K/9

The Pirates seem increasingly inclined to move their older Latin American signees quickly.  They initially sent Dicent to the DSL, but after four appearances there he moved up to the GCL.  He pitched in relief a dozen times in the GCL and then got into two games for Bristol.  He wasn’t that effective at any level, with varying degrees of control trouble, but he missed a lot of bats and it was his first pro season.

Dicent was hurt at the start of 2019.  Hopefully, he’ll make eventually make it to Bristol or West Virginia.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2020: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
February 19, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.