ANGEL CAMACHO, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: January 13, 2004
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2022, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Camacho is a LHP from Mexico who played in the independent Pioneer League in 2021. He throws a low-90s fastball, along with a curve and change, and reportedly has a solid feel for pitching. The Pirates signed him at the beginning of the 2021-22 international signing period, which didn’t start until January 15, 2022.
Camacho started five times and relieved once for Rocky Mountain in the Pioneer League. The numbers weren’t good, but in Camacho’s defense the Pioneer League was an extreme, high-offense league, with a league-wide ERA of 6.98 and a .310 batting average. Rocky Mountain had a staff ERA of 9.18. Also, Camacho was only 17 in a league with an average age around 24.
The Pirates brought Camacho to minor league spring training in March 2022. He probably would have been in the FCL, but he went on the injured list and missed the whole season.
The Pirates keep injuries a secret whenever they can, but hopefully Camacho will surface in 2023.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2028
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2026
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|January 15, 2022: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.