Bladimir Dotel

BLADIMIR DOTEL, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: September 25, 2002
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 178
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2020, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Venezuela
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
The Pirates signed Dotel in fall 2020.  He has some projection and has reached 95 mph.  He also throws a curve and change.

2021
R:  2-0-0, 3.34 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 29.2 IP, 5.5 BB/9, 10.3 K/9

The Pirates sent Dotel to the FCL for his debut.  He made five starts and six relief appearances, and pitched well apart from a few control meltdowns.  One of those, in which he gave up four earned runs without recording an out, inflated his numbers a good deal.  Considering that he skipped the DSL and spent the season at age 18, it was a very good debut.

2022
R:  2-2-0, 2.62 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 34.1 IP, 4.2 BB/9, 9.2 K/9
A:  0-0-0, 10.38 ERA, 2.54 WHIP, 4.1 IP, 18.7 BB/9, 6.2 K/9

The Pirates sent Dotel back to the FCL, which was a little disappointing.  He pitched well again, with improved control, while opponents batted .198 against him.  He moved up to Bradenton for two appearances and couldn’t throw strikes in those games.

Dotel should try Bradenton again in 2023.

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
October 13, 2020: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.