Pitterson Rosa

PITTERSON ROSA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born:  November 30, 2004
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 178
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2022, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Rosa got the third biggest bonus for a Pirates international signee in the 2021-22 period, and the highest for a pitcher.  He’s a converted outfielder who’s very athletic, with good mechanics.  His fastball has already reached 94, and his curve and change show promise.  Rosa was born in Puerto Rico, but signed out of the Dominican Republic.

2022
DSL:  0-1-0, 3.22 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 22.1 IP, 4.4 BB/9, 9.7 K/9

Rosa made eight starts in the DSL.  The Pirates limited his workload some due to him being new to pitching.  He had two rough starts in which he allowed eight earned runs total; in the other six he allowed one.  His walk rate was a little high but not concerning given his inexperience.  Everything else was good, with opponents hitting just .181 and slugging just .222 against him.

Rosa is one of the Pirates’ most promising lower level pitchers.  He should be in the FCL in 2023.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $700,000
MiLB Debut: 2022
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2028
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2026
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
January 15, 2022: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.