YOJEIRY OSORIA, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: January 24, 2003
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Osoria signed for a good bonus and the Pirates were high on him. He threw 86-89, with a curve and change that both could be plus pitches. He was thought to have good command, but that hasn’t been a plus yet in pro ball.
In the DSL, Osoria made ten starts, although he averaged only two and a half innings. Opponents didn’t get a lot of hits against him, batting only .227 and slugging .340, but he had trouble with walks. He had a reverse platoon split.
Osoria was in extended spring training, but the Pirates sent him back to the DSL for the season. He made four starts, then went out for over a month before returning and appearing in relief twice. He was extremely hard to hit — opponents batted just .146 against him, but the walks were a big problem.
Osoria has good potential, but his command has to improve. He’ll be Rule 5 eligible after the 2023 season.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $600,000
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 2, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.