JULIO ROSARIO, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: June 5, 1999
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2016, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Rosario signed with the Pirates just after he turned 16. He got a bonus of $125,000, which by Pirates standards is a moderate amount for a pitcher. He sits at 90 mph from a 3/4 arm angle, which gives him good arm-side run.
Pitching mostly in relief, Rosario had a very rough debut. His biggest problem was an inability to throw strikes.
Rosario went back to the DSL and pitched strictly in relief. He improved dramatically, with great walk and K rates, and just a .552 OPS. He held left-handed batters to just a .501 OPS.
Rosario pitched in relief in the GCL and struggled, walking more than he struck out.
Rosario will be somewhere in short season ball in 2020.
|2020: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut: 2017
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2023
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2020
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 2, 2016: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.