Ruben Vizcaya

RUBEN VIZCAYA, CENTER FIELDER
Born: September 30, 2003
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 155
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2021, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Venezuela
Agent: N/A
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
The Pirates signed Vizcaya as a potential five-tool center fielder, with plus speed and arm, and the potential to hit for power.  Reports from the time the Pirates signed him indicated that he had taken up switch-hitting.  MiLB.com, which makes frequent errors, lists him as a right-handed hitter.

2021
DSL:  221/357/337, 104 AB, 6 2B, 3 3B, 21 BB, 32 K, 4-5 SB

Vizcaya hit passably in his debut, with a high walk rate.  He played mostly in right and some in left.

2022
DSL:  203/359/281, 154 AB, 4 2B, 4 3B, 32 BB, 42 K, 13-17 SB

Vizcaya didn’t make much progress in his second DSL season.  His power declined, while his walk and K rates stayed about the same.

Vizcaya will play the 2023 season at age 19.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2025
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
January 15, 2021: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.