RUBEN VIZCAYA, CENTER FIELDER
|Born: September 30, 2003
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2021, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|The Pirates signed Vizcaya as a potential five-tool center fielder, with plus speed and arm, and the potential to hit for power. Reports from the time the Pirates signed him indicated that he had taken up switch-hitting. MiLB.com, which makes frequent errors, lists him as a right-handed hitter.
Vizcaya hit passably in his debut, with a high walk rate. He played mostly in right and some in left.
Vizcaya didn’t make much progress in his second DSL season. His power declined, while his walk and K rates stayed about the same.
Vizcaya will play the 2023 season at age 19.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2025
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|January 15, 2021: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.