EDDY YEAN, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: June 25, 2001
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2017 (Nationals)
How Acquired: Trade (with Nationals)
Country: Dominican Republic
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.
Yean worked mostly as a starter in his debut. He struggled, with opponents batting .322 against him.
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.
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.
The Pirates’ priority in the Bell trade was obviously slashing payroll. What upside they acquired is Yean. He’s only 19, but thanks to the pandemic he’s thrown only 90 pro innings but will be eligible for the Rule 5 draft after the 2021 season. The Pirates need him to make quick progress.
|2021: Minor League Salary|
|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
|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.