Jaycob Deese

JAYCOB DEESE, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: May 30, 2000
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 17th Round, 500th Overall, 2022
How Acquired: Draft
College: University of Houston
Agent:

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
The Pirates drafted Deese as a college senior.  He spent his first two years at Galveston College, then transferred to Houston.  In two years at Houston, mostly as a starter, he had a 4.87 ERA.  He did not put up impressive strikeout numbers, with a 6.8 K/9 for the two years.  He throws 91-93 mph with a slider as his main secondary pitch.

2022
R:  0-0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 4.0 IP, 2.3 BB/9, 11.3 K/9

In the FCL, Deese made three relief appearances and did well.

Deese should be with one of the class A affiliates in 2023.  It’ll be interesting to see whether the Pirates try him as a starter.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor league salary
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $80,000
MiLB Debut: 2022
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2028
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2025
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 19, 2022: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 17th round, 500th overall pick; signed on July 26.