Tilsaimy Melfor

TILSAIMY MELFOR, THIRD BASEMAN
Born: February 14, 2001
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 183
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Curacao
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

The Pirates signed Melfor during spring training in 2018.  He’s shown power potential in batting practice.

2018
DSL:  212/269/288, 118 AB, 6 2B, 1 HR, 7 BB, 40 K, 6-7 SB

Melfor got off to a good start, batting 311/333/444 in June, but after ten games went out with a shoulder injury.  After returning, he struggled badly, going just 11-for-73.  Strikeouts were a problem throughout.  Melfor played third exclusively.

It’s possible the shoulder injury led to Melfor’s poor 2018 numbers.  The Pirates brought him to Bradenton in the fall.  He’ll probably be in the GCL in 2019.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2019: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
March 19, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.