CHRISTOPHER ORELIN, SHORTSTOP
Born: January 31, 2005
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 157
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
When the Pirates signed him, Orelin was regarded as more of an offense-oriented shortstop, although he lacks power so far.

2022
DSL:  192/277/219, 73 AB, 2 2B, 8 BB, 19 K, 3-8 SB

Orelin’s debut got interrupted by an injury that cost him the second half of the season.  When he played, it was mostly at short, although he spent a little time at second and third.

The fact that the Pirates played Orelin primarily at short indicates they probably have a good opinion of his ability.  DSL stats mean very little, and stats in an injury-marred debut season at age 17 mean even less than usual, so it wouldn’t be a shock if he made it to the FCL in 2023.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
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.
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