ALEXANDER MOJICA, THIRD BASEMAN
|Born: August 2, 2002
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|The Pirates signed Mojica a month after the signing period began, as he was too young to sign on July 2. He has potential as a power hitter. He has a good arm, but will have to keep up his conditioning to stay at third.
Mojica dominated the DSL as one of the youngest players in the league. He finished first in OPS, second in slugging and fourth in OBP. He also walked more than he struck out and maintained a reasonable strikeout rate, while destroying both LHPs and RHPs about equally. Mojica played a couple games at first, but otherwise played third.
Mojica had a huge debut. It’s not inconceivable that the Pirates might try to push him to full season ball in 2021.
|2021: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $350,000
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|August 2, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.