CARLOS CANACHE, CENTER FIELDER
Born: April 11, 2001
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 152
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Venezuela
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
The Pirates signed Canache while he was playing in a Venezuelan prospect league at age 17.  One ranking listed him as the tenth best prospect in the country among players eligible to sign during the 2017-18 period.  He batted 290/446/409 in the prospect league.  He evidently impressed the Pirates in extended spring training, as he went to the Gulf Coast League to start his career instead of the Dominican Summer League.

2019
R:  209/311/297, 91 AB, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 12 BB, 22 K, 3-7 SB

Canache struggled in the GCL, although some allowance has to be made for the fact that he was skipping the DSL.  He got only sporadic playing time due to the overloaded outfield, which probably didn’t help.  He split his time between center and the corners, but also started half a dozen games at first and two at second.

2020
DNP

2021
R:  241/364/373, 83 AB, 7 2B, 2 HR, 15 BB, 24 K, 10-10 SB

The Pirates sent Canache back to rookie ball, where he played all three outfield positions, mostly right.  He also played several games at first.  His hitting was about league average.

Like several of the Pirates’ outfield prospects from 2019, Canache is facing the risk of being passed up by younger prospects, a situation complicated by the elimination of the short season leagues.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2022: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2019
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
TRANSACTIONS
August 18, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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