MIGUEL FULGENCIO, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: January 22, 1999
Drafted: 13th Round, 380th Overall, 2022
How Acquired: Draft
College: Cowley County (KS) CC
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Fulgencio took a roundabout route to being drafted as a pitcher, which is why he was already 23 1/2 when drafted. Born in the Dominican Republic, he originally went to Oklahoma State to be a running back, but he never played football. He played outfield at Cowley County in 2020, but the season was shut down. He spent the next two years as the team’s closer, with a 1.83 ERA and 55 strikeouts, against only seven walks, in 44.1 IP. He played summer ball in 2021 and struck out 28 in 19.1 IP, with a 2.79 ERA. He also played summer ball in 2022, but threw only one inning. He throws his fastball 93-96 mph and has a slider that’s either “average” or “tight,” depending on your source. Baseball America rated him 289th among draft prospects. Fulgencio had a commitment to the University of Oklahoma, but signed about a week after the draft.
As is often the case with the Pirates’ draftees, Fulgencio didn’t see any game action in his first year.
Fulgencio was one of the more interesting of the horde of college pitchers, or in his case junior college, the Pirates drafted in 2022. It would have been interesting to see him get into action. Hopefully, he’ll debut higher up than the FCL in 2023.