LUIS ARRIETA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: June 21, 1999
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2016, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’S PLAYER PROFILE
|Arrieta signed out of Colombia for a moderate bonus. He has reached 92 with his fastball, but sits in the upper-80s.
Arrieta pitched both as a starter and in long relief in his debut and was one of the DSL team’s better pitchers. He showed good control, although his K rate wasn’t high.
The Pirates invited Arrieta to fall instructional league, then brought him to the GCL. He pitched out of the rotation, but didn’t have the success he did the year before, with control being a big issue. The Pirates moved him to the bullpen for his last three appearances.
Arrieta pitched strictly in relief at Bristol and the control problems continued. Right-handed hitters had an astronomical .482 OBP against him.
Arrieta obviously isn’t going to get much farther without throwing a lot more strikes.
|2020: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $130,000
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.