PEDRO FIGUEREO, SECOND BASEMAN
|Born: October 27, 2002
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|The Pirates signed Figuereo as a defense-oriented infielder. He was thought to have the ability to stay at shortstop, but he’s played there very little, probably because his hitting hasn’t indicated much potential.
Figuereo split his time mostly between second and third, seeing just a little time at short. He had a .706 fielding percentage at third, so that may not be a viable position. He was overmatched at the plate, fanning in over half his at-bats.
The Pirates sent Figuereo back to the DSL and he mostly played second, with no time at short. His hitting didn’t progress; the increased OBP resulted from him getting hit with pitches five times.
It’s not going well for Figuereo and he’s 20 now.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 26, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.