EUMIR SEPULVEDA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: February 14, 1996
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2013, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
|The Pirates signed Sepulveda out of Mexico. He throws in the 88-90 range. His best pitch is probably a slider and he also throws a change. He spent three seasons in the DSL, although he pitched very little in one of them. He didn’t have much success, but pitched very well in winter ball, which possibly led the Pirates to bring him to the US in 2017.
Pitching strictly in relief, Sepulveda struggled in his pro debut.
Sepulveda got into only three games, all in relief.
Back in the DSL for a third season, Sepulveda continued to struggle, getting hit hard and missing very few bats. He continued to pitch strictly in relief.
Sepulveda opened the season at Bristol. He got into two games and was sent down to the GCL after allowing five unearned runs in the second one. (In a fairly typical display for Bristol, Sepulveda’s teammates committed three errors in a span of four plays, so the Pirates may have sent him down simply because some of their draftees arrived.) In the GCL, Sepulveda’s performance was much better than his ERA.
The Pirates could try Sepulveda at Bristol in 2018.
|2018: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2014
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2020
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2018
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|October 14, 2013: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.