Luis Ortiz

LUIS ORTIZ, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: January 17, 1999
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 165
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018
How Acquired: Int’l Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Ortiz was 19 when the Pirates signed him and 20 when he started his career.  His stuff took a jump after the Pirates signed him, with his fastball reaching as high as 95 and sitting at 93.  His best secondary pitch is a change and he also throws a slider.

2019
R+:  2-2-0, 4.09 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 50.2 IP, 4.3 BB/9, 6.6 K/9

Ortiz started his career in the rotation at Bristol, which was an ambitious assignment.  He pitched well until he started having control problems in August.  In July, he had a 2.33 ERA, with four walks and 17 strikeouts in 19.1 IP.  In August, he fell off to a 5.56 ERA, with 16 walks and 13 strikeouts in 22.2 IP.

Hopefully, Ortiz can get pick up from where he was before his weak finish.  Like the other Bristol starters, his 2020 assignment will probably depend on where the Pirates think he is in the spring.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2020: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $25,000
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
October 2, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.