DELVIN HICIANO, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: December 24, 1991
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2012, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
|Hiciano was already 20 when he signed and got only limited experience in his first two years. He throws in the low-90s and is capable of reaching the mid-90s with his fastball.
Hiciano pitched in just five games in relief. Despite the ERA, he struggled badly, walking more than twice as many as he struck out.
Hiciano improved significantly, although he still made only ten relief appearances.
The Pirates brought Hiciano to camp in 2015, but when the short season leagues opened play they put him on the minor league 60-day disabled list. He ended up having Tommy John surgery.
Hiciano got into two games late in the GCL season.
Hiciano will open the 2017 season at age 25, but he has very little experience. Given his age, the Pirates may move him up to Bristol.
|2017: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2013
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2019
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2016
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 1, 2012: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.