C.J. DANDENEAU, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: May 7, 1996
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 37th Round, 1114th Overall, 2019
How Acquired: Draft
College: University of Connecticut
Agent:

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Dandeneau pitched strictly in relief during his four years at Connecticut.  In his senior year he had a 2.52 ERA and racked up 68 strikeouts in just 50 innings.  That was twice as many innings as he’d thrown in any prior year, but he was always around a strikeout an inning.  His walk totals have usually been a little on the high side.  He throws 89-91 mph and adds a slider.  Dandeneau signed two weeks after the draft.

2019
R:  0-1-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, 3.0 IP, 3.0 BB/9, 9.0 K/9
R+:  1-2-0, 2.83 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 28.2 IP, 1.6 BB/9, 9.7 K/9

The Pirates sent Dandeneau initially to the GCL, then moved him to Bristol after two games.  He pitched in one- to three-inning stints and got good results, with a very good BB:K ratio.  He had a huge platoon split, giving up a .719 OPS to left-handed hitters and .405 to right-handed hitters.

Dandeneau should see time at Greensboro at some point in 2020.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2020: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 5, 2019: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 37th round, 1114th overall pick; signed on June 17.
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