KLEINER MACHADO, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: March 8, 1999
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2015, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|The Pirates signed Machado at the beginning of the 2015 signing period for a relatively small bonus. His size probably dictates that he’ll stay in the bullpen, which he has so far. His fastball sits at 91-92 and he also throws a slider and a big-breaking curve.
Machado got decent results in his debut, although with very bad walk and K rates.
The Pirates sent Machado back to the DSL and he got better results, with much better walk and K rates. The ERA is probably a bit misleading because over half the runs he allowed were unearned.
Pitching out of the bullpen in the GCL, Machado had a rougher time than his ERA indicates. Half the runs he allowed were unearned and he walked as many as he struck out. A lot of the damage came in two of his 12 games, in which he allowed a dozen of his 18 runs and six of his nine earned runs.
Machado has good stuff but needs to improve his command. He could get to Bristol in 2019.
|2019: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $90,000
MiLB Debut: 2016
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2022
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, 2015: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.