YERFI TAVERAS
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: November 7, 1988
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 160
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int. FA, Pittsburgh Pirates, 2008
How Acquired: Int. FA
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Taveras made it to US pro ball at age 21, which is rather old.  He throws in the low 90s.

2008-09: Posted unimpressive numbers across the board in first two DSL seasons.

2010: Opened back in DSL and pitched very poorly in seven relief outings. Pirates nevertheless brought him to GCL in late June. Pitched decently there and filled in briefly at Bradenton, before spending most of August on DL.

I’m never sure what to make of guys like this, specifically whether they’re real prospects or just organizational players. Despite the bad performances, the Pirates wouldn’t have promoted him if they didn’t think he had a good arm. He could appear anywhere in the lower parts of the system in 2011.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2011: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 6/28/2008
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2014
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2011
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3 (USED: N/A)
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
2008: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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