LEFT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: May 9, 1991
Signed: Int’l FA, Pittsburgh Pirates, 2009
How Acquired: Int’l Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
|Despite very good results, the Pirates left Cadet in the Dominican Summer League for three years. He throws around 86-88 with a lot of movement on his fastball. His best pitch is a curve, but his command is shaky.
Cadet had a good debut pitching in relief in the DSL, with excellent numbers across the board. That included a very low walk rate for an inexperienced pitcher.
Cadet moved to the rotation and put up similar numbers, except for a much-reduced K rate.
DSL: 2-2-0, 1.22 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 37.0 IP, 5.6 BB/9, 10.5 K/9
Back in the DSL for a third season, Cadet pitched mostly as a starter but only in short stints. His K rate was very high, but so was his walk rate.
Cadet spent 2012 in the GCL at age 21, pitching in relief. He struck out a lot of batters and improved his control.
Cadet pitched well enough to move up at least to the New York-Penn League. Considering his age, the Pirates may want to try him at West Virginia at some point.
|2013: Minor league contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2009
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2015
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2013
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: N/A
|April 11, 2009: Signed as an international league free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.|