Andres Silvera

ANDRES SILVERA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born:  July 20, 2004
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2021, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Panama
Agent: N/A
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.

2021
DSL:  0-4-0, 2.67 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 36.1 IP, 2.5 BB/9, 7.2 K/9

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.

2022
DSL:  2-1-0, 1.54 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, 41.0 IP, 1.3 BB/9, 9.9 K/9

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.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
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
TRANSACTIONS
January 15, 2021: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.