EDGAR BARRIOS, SHORTSTOP
|Born: July 20, 2000
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Barrios signed at age 17, not long before spring training. He’s a small infielder with good speed.
Barrios just held his own at the plate during his debut, showing no power at all. He had a good OBP due to a strong walk rate, but small players with no power who get by on walks in the DSL don’t tend to be a successful demographic. He divided his time between short, third and second, in that order of frequency.
Barrios was out until mid-July and got limited playing time after that. He played mostly second and third, with just a few innings at short. He obviously didn’t hit at all.
The Pirates should have a lot of players moving up from the DSL in 2020, so Barrios may have trouble finding a role as a utility player at the lowest levels.
|2020: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|January 24, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.