Yojeiry Osoria

YOJEIRY OSORIA, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
Born: January 24, 2003
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 188
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Osoria signed for a good bonus and the Pirates were high on him.  He threw 86-89, with a curve and change that both could be plus pitches.  He was thought to have good command, but that hasn’t been a plus yet in pro ball.

2020
DNP

2021
DSL:  0-4-0, 6.12 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 25.0 IP, 5.8 BB/9, 7.2 K/9

In the DSL, Osoria made ten starts, although he averaged only two and a half innings.  Opponents didn’t get a lot of hits against him, batting only .227 and slugging .340, but he had trouble with walks.  He had a reverse platoon split.

2022
DSL:  0-1-0, 2.84 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 12.2 IP, 8.5 BB/9, 15.6 K/9

Osoria was in extended spring training, but the Pirates sent him back to the DSL for the season.  He made four starts, then went out for over a month before returning and appearing in relief twice.  He was extremely hard to hit — opponents batted just .146 against him, but the walks were a big problem.

Osoria has good potential, but his command has to improve.  He’ll be Rule 5 eligible after the 2023 season.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $600,000
MiLB Debut: 2021
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
July 2, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.