Yordany De Los Santos

YORDANY DE LOS SANTOS, SHORTSTOP
Born: February 17, 2005
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2021, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
De Los Santos was the Pirates’ top signing in the 2021-22 international signing period.  He has middle-of-the-order potential with the bat.  His arm and speed are a little above average, which enhances the odds that he can stay at short.

2022
DSL:  258/372/363, 190 AB, 15 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 32 BB, 45 K, 14-17 SB

De Los Santos had a good debut in the DSL, playing the whole season at age 17.  He drew a ton of walks, struck out a lot but not alarmingly so, showed good gap power and did well as a base stealer.  In 54 games at short, he committed only ten errors, a very low total for a player so young at that level.

De Los Santos should be in the FCL in 2023.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $1,200,000
MiLB Debut: 2022
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2028
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2026
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
January 15, 2022: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.