Ernny Ordonez

Born: January 17, 1999
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 210
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 33rd Round, 994th Overall, 2019
How Acquired: Draft
College: Central Arizona College


Ordonez was listed as a shortstop, but the Pirates announced him as a third baseman. He has two seasons in at the JUCO level, hitting .398/.427/.626 as a freshman, followed by a .332/.382/.535 slash line in 65 games this season. Ordonez played in a high offense environment, with his team scoring over 500 runs in 70 games. He stole 17 bases over two seasons, running more often during his freshman year. He saw a slight increase to his walks and strikeouts, while the power/OBP numbers dipped this year. He had a commitment to play at Kansas, but signed quickly.

R+:  230/308/309, 139 AB, 8 2B, 1 HR, 14 BB, 39 K, 2-3 SB

Ordonez was the primary first baseman for Bristol; in fact, he didn’t play anywhere else in the field.  He fit a puzzling pattern with the Pirates of using utility and other players with low offensive ceilings at first base with most of their affiliates.  Ordonez didn’t hit much and had trouble making contact.  He didn’t play after mid-August due to a thumb injury.

Ordonez figures to be an organizational player.  It’s very hard to see the point of him playing first base, especially when the Pirates are overloaded with outfielders at the lower levels and aren’t able to find regular playing time for most of them.

2020: Minor league contract
Signing Bonus: $75,000
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
June 5, 2019: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 33rd round, 994th overall pick; signed on June 14.