EDGAR FIGUEROA, CENTERFIELDER
|Born: February 12, 1994
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2012, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
|Figueroa is a small outfielder who was already almost 21 when he debuted as a pro. He doesn’t have great speed, but has played more in center than anywhere else.
Figueroa was 19 by his debut season. He had a solid year, hitting for average and some power, and drawing walks at a decent rate. He played a little center, but mostly in left.
Figueroa was the primary center fielder at Bristol. He struggled at the plate, with a high K rate for a hitter with little power. The assignment was probably a little challenging, but his hitting didn’t improve over the course of the season.
Figueroa returned to Bristol and served as the fourth outfielder, splitting his time more or less evenly among the three spots. He missed the last two weeks with an injury. He made significant progress at the plate, doubling his walk rate and hitting for fairly good power.
Figueroa is coming off a good enough season that the Pirates could move him up to the West Virginia Power. He’ll open the 2016 season at 22, so it’d be good if he got out of short season ball.
|2016: 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: 2017
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.