Nick Cimillo

NICK CIMILLO, CATCHER
Born: February 23, 2000
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 16th Round, 470th Overall, 2022
How Acquired: Draft
College: Rutgers University
Agent:

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Cimillo played three years at Manhattan College, then transferred to Rutgers for his senior year.  He hit well starting with his freshman year, when he batted .350.  At Rutgers, he had a big year, hitting 385/492/707, with 16 home runs and more walks (39) than strikeouts (36).  He’s also hit well, with good power, in summer ball.  The caveats would be that he didn’t play in top baseball conferences and big senior seasons should be viewed with a little skepticism.

2022
R:  250/250/250, 12 AB, 1 K
A:  188/409/188, 16 AB, 3 BB, 5 K

Cimillo got into four games in the FCL and eight with Bradenton.  He threw out 25% of opposing base stealers.

It’ll be a good indicator whether the Pirates try Cimillo at Greensboro in 2023.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor league salary
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $100,000
MiLB Debut: 2022
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2028
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2025
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 19, 2022: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 16th round, 470th overall pick; signed on July 26.