EDDY YEAN, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: June 25, 2001
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 230
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2017 (Nationals)
How Acquired: Trade (with Nationals)
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Yean was a projectable, 180-pound pitcher when the Nationals signed him.  He later beefed up to a muscular build and now throws in the mid-90s, with the possibility of more velocity.  He has a slider that could become above-average and a developing change.

2018
DSL:  1-2-0, 5.98 ERA, 1.83 WHIP, 43.2 IP, 4.7 BB/9, 6.6 K/9

Yean worked mostly as a starter in his debut.  He struggled, with opponents batting .322 against him.

2019
R:  1-2-0, 3.82 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 35.1 IP, 3.1 BB/9, 9.2 K/9
A-:  1-1-0, 2.45 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 11.0 IP, 4.1 BB/9, 5.7 K/9

Yean made eight starts in the GCL and two in the New York-Penn League.  Baseball America ranked him 12th in the Nationals’ system after the season.

2020
DNP

Yean didn’t pitch in any minor league game, of course, but was impressive in fall instructs.  After the season BA ranked him 8th in a very weak system.  The Pirates acquired him on Christmas Eve.

2021
A:  5-2-1, 5.27 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 66.2 IP, 5.3 BB/9, 9.3 K/9

Yean had a disappointing season.  He started off in the Bradenton rotation, but struggled much of the time and pitched mainly in relief in the middle part of the season.  He made a few starts late in the year.  Control was often a problem, but he also got hit hard at times.  He didn’t show the kind of dominating stuff that was expected; although he fanned over a batter an inning, his K rate was actually well below the league average.

The Pirates’ priority in the Bell trade was obviously slashing payroll.  What upside they acquired is Yean.  He’s still only 20, but thanks to the pandemic he’s thrown only 156 pro innings.  He’s also eligible now for the Rule 5 draft, although it’s hard to see anybody selecting him.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2022: Minor League Salary
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $100,000
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2023
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 2, 2017: Signed by the Washington Nationals as an international free agent.
December 24, 2020:
Traded by the Washington Nationals with Wil Crowe to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Josh Bell.
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