Kelvin Disla

KELVIN DISLA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: June 2, 2000
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Disla was the last player whom the Pirates signed in the 2018-19 signing period.  MiLB.com lists him as signing on July 3, 2019, but that was actually after the 2019-20 period started, so he must have agreed to terms a little earlier.

2019
DSL:  2-1-1, 1.57 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 23.0 IP, 1.6 BB/9, 10.6 K/9

Disla got into a dozen games in relief.  He pitched very well, with excellent walk and K rates.  Opponents batted only 217/253/250 against him.

2020
DNP

2021
R:  0-1-0, 13.15 ERA, 2.69 WHIP, 13.0 IP, 11.1 BB/9, 9.0 K/9

Disla continued pitching in relief in the FCL and his season was pretty much the opposite of 2019.  Opponents had an OPS of 1.122 against him.  A lot of the damage came in the first half of the season; he had an ERA of 3.86 starting in August, although the control problems continued.

2022
R:  1-1-1, 3.29 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 13.2 IP, 3.3 BB/9, 7.7 K/9
A:  1-0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2.40 WHIP, 1.2 IP, 21.6 BB/9, 0.0 K/9

The Pirates tried Disla in the FCL again.  He was much more effective over 11 appearances, although he didn’t  miss many bats.  He made two appearances with Bradenton at different times.  He faced nine batters there, retiring five and walking the other four.

Disla will probably get another shot at Bradenton in 2023.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2026
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 3, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.