YOJEIRY OSORIA, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: January 24, 2003
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Osoria was one of the Pirates’ top signings in the 2019-20 signing period. He offered good mechanics and a fastball that could reach 91 mph. He also threw a curve and change, with the former being the more advanced pitch.
In his debut season, Osoria made ten starts. Opponents batted only .227 against him, but he had control problems.
After four starts, Osoria went on the injured list. He returned just to appear twice in relief in mid-August. His problem with walks got worse, but he struck out hitters at a prodigious rate.
Hopefully Osoria will be healthy enough to pitch in the FCL in 2023.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|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
|July 2, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.