Sergio Umana

SERGIO UMANA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: May 21, 2000
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Nicaragua
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Umana was a top pitching prospect in Nicaragua when the Pirates signed him.  He’s not a big guy and throws his fastball about 88-90 mph, but he has a good curve and change.

2019
DSL:  9-1-0, 2.39 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 64.0 IP, 1.1 BB/9, 8.3 K/9

Umana made 13 starts in the DSL and was one of two pitchers to win more than seven games.  He didn’t dominate, but opponents had only a .283 OBP against him.

2020
DNP

2021
A:  0-4-3, 6.21 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 42.0 IP, 1.1 BB/9, 5.8 K/9
A+:  0-0-0, 31.50 ERA, 3.50 WHIP, 2.0 IP, 4.5 BB/9, 4.5 K/9

The Pirates sent Umana to Bradenton in early June.  He spent the rest of the season there, except for a two-game stretch when he filled in at Greensboro.  (One game resulted in a meltdown in which he allowed four home runs in an inning, the other in a scoreless inning.)  With the Marauders, his stuff just didn’t play well.  He missed very few bats and opponents hit .322 against him.

2022
A:  2-0-0, 2.77 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 39.0 IP, 1.4 BB/9, 7.6 K/9
A+:  0-0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, 1.0 IP, 18.0 BB/9, 9.0 K/9

The Pirates sent Umana to Bradenton in early May and he spent most of the rest of the season there pitching in long relief.  He got into one game with Greensboro at season’s end.  He got good results, still with very low walk and K rates.

Umana will probably need to add some velocity to get far as a prospect.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2019
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
TRANSACTIONS
December 3, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.