Jesus Clode

JESUS CLODE, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born:  August 28, 2001
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2021, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Clode signed later than the usual, at age 19, after he started hitting 94 mph.  He also has a good feel for a slider and change.

2021
DSL:  5-3-1, 5.51 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 32.2 IP, 4.4 BB/9, 6.9 K/9

Clode got a lot of work, appearing in 17 games, and didn’t have great numbers.  The worst of it came in his first few games.

2022
DSL:  6-1-1, 2.41 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 18.2 IP, 2.4 BB/9, 11.1 K/9

In his second DSL season, Clode dominated, although he appeared in only ten games.  He missed several weeks in August.  Opponents managed just a .472 OPS against him on the season, right-handed batters only .410.

Clode’s 2022 performance might or might not have been the result of him dominating younger hitters.  He’ll pitch nearly all of the 2023 season at age 21 and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Pirates push him up to Bradenton.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2024
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
January 15, 2021: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.