LUIS FARINGTHON, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: November 30, 2003
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Faringthon got a six-figure bonus based on a fastball that was up to 91 mph shortly after he signed, along with a curve that had swing-and-miss potential. His command was a work in progress.
Due to the pandemic, Faringthon, like many prospects, had to wait nearly two years until after he signed for his debut. He pitched in relief in his first season and struggled with the strike zone. He did improve substantially after a rough first month. Opponents had a .942 OPS against him in July, .644 and .622 in August and September, respectively.
Pitching in relief again in the DSL, Faringthon cut his walk rate almost in half and had a much stronger season. Opponents batted only 169/264/182 against him. Right-handed hitters batted .137 with no extra-base hits. He apparently got injured on August 1, as he faced only two batters in that game and didn’t return for the rest of the season.
Faringthon is still only 19. Assuming he’s healthy, he should be in the FCL, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him reach Bradenton at some point.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $160,000
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 2, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.