Yoldin De La Paz

YOLDIN DE LA PAZ, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
Born: May 10, 2002
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 176
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
De La Paz signed in the 2019-20 signing period, which of course means that his first pro season didn’t happen.  He wasn’t a prominent signing, but had a strong debut in the DSL.  When he signed he threw his fastball in the upper-80s, along with a curve, slider and change.

2021
DSL:  1-2-0, 2.03 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 40.0 IP, 3.4 BB/9, 9.0 K/9

De La Paz pitched in the rotation in the DSL and put up good numbers across the board.  Opponents batted just 179/275/236 against him.

2022
R:  0-0-0, 4.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 2.0 IP, 4.5 BB/9, 18.0 K/9

De La Paz made one early season appearance in the FCL, then went on the injured list for the rest of the season.  The nature of the injury isn’t known, as the Pirates are fanatically secretive about these things.

De La Paz had a nice season in 2021, so it’d be good if he could get healthy.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2026
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2024
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
October 15, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.