Leandro Pina

LEANDRO PINA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: September 23, 1998
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 174
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2015, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Pina doesn’t throw hard, at least not presently.  His fastball comes in mostly at 87-88, but he’s probably got room to add velocity.  He has a plus changeup and also a curve.

2016
DSL:  2-2-0, 1.46 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 61.2 IP, 1.3 BB/9, 5.0 K/9

Pina pitched out of the rotation in his debut season and had a lot of success, even starting in the league’s All-Star game.  He didn’t, though, miss many bats.  Possibly due to the change, left-handed batters managed only a .398 OPS against him, although the sample size of 60 plate appearances was very small.

The Pirates invited Pina to the fall instructional league.  He should be in the GCL in 2017.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2017: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $115,000
MiLB Debut: 2016
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2022
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2020
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 2, 2015: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.

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