MIKE JARVIS, SHORTSTOP
|Born: May 12, 1998
Drafted: Round 6, 163rd Overall, 2021
How Acquired: Draft
College: San Diego State University
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Jarvis was the Pirates’ second consecutive college senior draft pick. That probably reflects a need to save slot money for their earlier picks. Jarvis wasn’t listed among the top draft prospects by draft publications. He played short regularly as a senior, but mainly played second and outfield in earlier years. He hit just decently in his first few college seasons, but added power and batted 367/417/544 as a senior. He generally makes contact, but also doesn’t walk much. Jarvis has excellent speed, and stole 21 bases as a sophomore and 16 as a senior. He signed a few days after the draft for a small fraction of the $315,400 slot value.
The Pirates initially sent Jarvis to the FCL, where he had little trouble with the pitching. He moved up to Greensboro near the end of the season. He had great success as a base stealer. Jarvis spent time at short, second and all three outfield positions.
Jarvis opened the season at Bradenton, then moved to Greensboro for July and August, apart from a two-week stint filling in at Indianapolis. He didn’t hit well at any level, although near the end of the season he had an outburst of five home runs in eight days. Jarvis primarily played second, but spent time at short, where he was very error-prone, and third. And the Pirates being the Pirates, of course he spent time in the outfield.
Jarvis showed some power in 2022, but his hitting overall wasn’t good.
|2023: Minor league salary
|Signing Bonus: $7,500
MiLB Debut: 2021
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2024
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 12, 2021: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 6th round, 163rd overall pick; July 16.|