Evan Piechota

EVAN PIECHOTA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: October 19, 1993
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 225
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Contract purchased from independent league team, 2016
How Acquired: From independent league team
College: Madonna University
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

The Pirates purchased Piechota’s contract from the Utica Unicorns of the United Shore Professional Baseball League.  Piechota had just recently signed with Utica after playing at Madonna in 2016.  He led the team in innings pitched, going 7-4, 2.66 in 13 starts.  Piechota held opponents to a .215 average while walking 16 and striking out 78 in 91.1 IP.  His fastball averages about 88, and he also throws a curve and change.  He figures to provide pitching depth at the lower levels of the farm system.

2016
R:  1-0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, 6.2 IP, 0.0 BB/9, 6.8 K/9
R+:  0-1-1, 4.66 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 9.2 IP, 0.9 BB/9, 8.4 K/9
A-:  2-0-0, 1.93 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 9.1 IP, 2.9 BB/9, 4.8 K/9

Piechota filled in with all three short season teams, pitching solely in relief.  Overall, he did reasonably well, mostly throwing strikes.

Piechota could fill in anywhere in the low minors in 2017.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2017: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2016
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2022
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2019
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 4, 2016: Contract purchased from independent league team by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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