RYAN HARBIN, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: August 6, 2001
Height: 6′ 4″
Drafted: 17th Round, 514th Overall, 2019
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Bartow Senior HS (FL)
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Harbin looks like your classic projectable prep pitcher, with a tall, lean frame that gives hope that he can add velocity as he fills out. He currently sits in the upper 80s with his fastball, but late in the year he topped out at 94 MPH. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot and has easy arm action. He also throws a curveball and a changeup. He had a 2.10 ERA in 50 innings this year, with a 56:23 K/BB ratio. Most of the walks came early, with 16 walks in his first 14 innings. He only walked seven in his final 36 innings, so it seemed that something clicked for him. He had a commitment to State College of Florida, but signed for $272,500 over the slot amount.
Harbin made three starts and one relief appearance in the GCL and obviously had a rough time.
The Pirates sent Harbin back to the FCL, where he opened the season as a starter. He threw three shutout innings in his first start, then struggled through four more. He was out from mid-July to mid-August, then made one start and didn’t pitch again. The injury is unknown.
Harbin finally started showing some progress. His FCL stats were inflated by one bad outing among his eight relief appearances. He made one scoreless appearance for Bradenton near season’s end.
It probably says something about Harbin’s perceived potential that the Pirates are still sticking with him. He should be with Bradenton in 2023.
|2023: Minor league contract
|Signing Bonus: $397,500
MiLB Debut: 2019
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|June 5, 2019: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 17th round, 514th overall pick; signed on June 19.|