DAN URBINA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: November 27, 1993
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2011, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
|Urbina has a fastball that reaches 90-91 and a promising change. So far, he’s missed very few bats.
Urbina struggled in limited action after signing.
Urbina showed some improvement while pitching mainly as a starter, but his walk and K rates still weren’t good.
Shoulder problems limited Urbina to five starts. He got outstanding results when he was able to pitch, apart from an extremely low K rate.
Urbina pitched mostly out of the Bristol bullpen and struggled. Walks and gopher balls (one every five innings) were problems, and opponents also batted .314 against him.
Urbina returned to Bristol, still pitching in relief, and didn’t make much progress. His walk and strikeout numbers were better, but opponents hit 358/414/569 against him, and he got worse as the season went along.
The last two seasons have been disasters for Urbina. It’s possible he won’t return.
|2016: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2011
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2017
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2015
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|April 9, 2011: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.