Adrian Florencio

ADRIAN FLORENCIO, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: October 11, 1998
Height: 6’8″
Weight: 240
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019
How Acquired: Int’l Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

The Pirates signed Florencio at age 20.  He obviously has very good size; he was listed at 6’6″, 240 when the Pirates signed him.  At the time, he threw 88-91 with a slider, but they’re no doubt hoping he’ll increase his velocity.  In fact, by late 2019 he was sitting at 91-93, reaching 94.

2019
R+:  2-1-0, 4.75 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 47.1 IP, 4.6 BB/9, 7.2 K/9

A little surprisingly, the Pirates sent Florencio to Bristol and he spent the season in the rotation, not missing a start.  (It probably helped that the Pirates used a six-man rotation.)  He was pretty shaky, with control and gopher ball problems leading to an opponents’ line of 282/377/481.  (His xFIP was 5.86.)  Considering that he was making his pro debut at the level, though, it wasn’t a bad showing.

Bristol had a young group of starters who are developing rapidly.  How far they all move up will depend on what the Pirates see prior to the start of the 2020 season.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2020: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
February 21, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.