ARLINTHON DE DIOS, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: January 24, 2000
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2017, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|The Pirates signed De Dios at age 17. He throws in the low-90s with a good slider and good command.
De Dios pitched mostly as a starter in his debut. He didn’t have a great deal of success, with control being a particular problem, but he did show some improvement after a rough first month.
The Pirates kept De Dios in the rotation in the GCL. He got hit a little hard — opponents batted .294 against him — but he made progress with his command. He improved slowly but steadily during the season.
De Dios will open the 2021 season at age 21 and still should have some projection. How far he goes may depend on whether his stuff takes a step forward.
|2021: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 3, 2017: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.