JOSIAH SIGHTLER, FIRST BASEMAN
Born: October 19, 1999
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 234
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 15th Round, 440th Overall, 2022
How Acquired: Draft
College: University of South Carolina
Agent:
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
The Pirates drafted Sightler as a college senior.  He didn’t play much his first two years at South Carolina.  In his junior year, he put up a modest 268/352/437 line and was not drafted.  As a senior he hit much better, 300/408/629, with 15 longballs.  His 19:42 BB:K in 170 ABs is probably some cause for concern.

2022
DNP

Sightler was never assigned to any team.

First base has mostly been a throwaway position in the minors for the Pirates under their current regime.  Hopefully, Sightler can help change that.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor league salary
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut:
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
June 6, 2018: Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 12th round, 349th overall pick.
July 19, 2022:
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 15th round, 440th overall pick; signed on July 28.
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