Xavier Concepcion

XAVIER CONCEPCION, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: January 22, 1998
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Concepcion signed at age 20 shortly before the DSL season began in 2018.

2018
DSL:  2-2-0, 4.94 ERA, 1.86 WHIP, 23.2 IP, 8.4 BB/9, 10.3 K/9

Concepcion made three starts and six relief appearances before being shut down at the end of July.  He gave up six runs in two-thirds of an inning in his first game, then had a 2.74 ERA after that.  He didn’t pitch well at any point, as he had significant control problems.  His ERA was misleading as ten of the 17 runs he allowed in his last eight games were unearned.

Whatever the issue was in August, Concepcion is evidently healthy as he was at Pirate City in the fall.  He’ll probably be in the GCL in 2019.  Given his age, its possible he could go to Bristol, but he’d need to make progress with his control issues for that to work out.

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: 2021
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
April 20, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.