ANDRES SILVERA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: July 20, 2004
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2021, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Silvera was throwing in the 86-88 mph range when the Pirates signed him and scouts believed he could add considerably to that. He also featured a promising slider.
Silvera pitched mostly as a starter, which is a little surprising for a guy who was quite young; he didn’t turn 17 until mid-season. He didn’t miss a lot of bats, but he walked very few and improved during the season. In three July starts, he had a 6.75 ERA and one strikeout over eight innings. After that, his ERA was 1.91 and he fanned 28 in 28.1 IP.
Maybe due to his young age, the Pirates sent Silvera back to the DSL and he had an outstanding season. Hitters managed just a measly 182/219/203 line against him.
Silvera should be in the FCL in 2023. He’ll pitch half that season at age 18.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2025
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|January 15, 2021: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.