Oliver Mateo

OLIVER MATEO, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: November 7, 1997
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Mateo signed at age 20, but the attraction is obvious:  He sits in the mid- to upper-90s and can reach 100 mph.

2018
DSL:  2-2-0, 10.13 ERA, 2.08 WHIP, 29.1 IP, 12.9 BB/9, 15.0 K/9

Pitching in relief, usually one inning at a time, Mateo had a great deal of trouble throwing strikes.  He was also very hard to hit, with opponents batting .190 against him, and he had an extremely high groundball rate of 63%.

2019
R+:  0-0-0, 54.00 ERA, 6.00 WHIP, 0.1 IP, 54.0 BB/9, 27.9 K/9

The Pirates moved Mateo up to Bristol, which was an ambitious promotion.  After one rough outing, though, he went out with a broken finger and missed the rest of the season.

The Pirates will have to try again in 2020 to see whether Mateo can overcome his control issues.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2020: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
January 20, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.