YEUDRY MANZANILLO, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: December 7, 1998
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2015, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Manzanillo throws in the upper-80s; he was topping out at 87 in one game in the Fall Instructional League and throwing 88-89 in the GCL in 2017. He throws from a three-quarters angle and relies a lot on a slider. He also throws a change. Hopefully, he could add velocity.
Manzanillo mostly struggled as a starter in his debut season, hardly missing any bats at all. He did show improvement as the season went along, with his opponents’ OPS improving each month, June through August, from .959 to .759 to .606.
The Pirates moved Manzanillo up to the GCL and employed him both as a starter and in long relief. He improved over the previous season, but still got hit fairly hard, with opponents batting .311 against him.
Manzanillo pitched in relief for Bristol and also made three spot starts. He wasn’t very effective in either role, with opponents hitting 293/366/419 against him. A lot of his troubles came in July; his monthly opponents’ OPS, from June through August, was .613, 1.056 and .711.
The Pirates could try Manzanillo at Morgantown next year.
|2019: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $150,000
MiLB Debut: 2016
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2022
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2019
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 2, 2015: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.