FELIX VINICIO, CORNER OUTFIELDER
Born: October 28, 1994
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 175
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2013, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PLAYER PROFILE

Vinicio wasn’t a prominent signee and doesn’t have any great tools, but he’s performed fairly well so far.  He seems to profile as a corner outfielder, although he’s not a big guy.  He was almost 21 when he signed.

2014
DSL:  261/354/343, 134 AB, 4 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 19 BB, 16 K, 0-2 SB

Vinicio saw part-time duty in the outfield corners, with a few games in center.  He showed a solid bat with good plate discipline.

2015
DSL:  301/355/398, 206 AB, 13 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 17 BB, 23 K, 1-8 SB

Vinicio returned to the DSL and split his time between left field and DH, mostly the former.  He hit well, making good contact with some gap power.

2016
R:  261/311/290, 138 AB, 4 2B, 10 BB, 6 K, 2-4 SB

Vinicio was the primary left fielder in the GCL until he got hurt in mid-August.  He made extremely good contact, but showed no power or speed, and didn’t hit for a high average.

2017
R:  195/234/274, 113 AB, 5 2B, 2 3B, 6 BB, 15 K, 1-3 SB
R+:  429/556/714, 7 AB, 2 2B, 2 BB, 3 K, 0-1 SB

The Pirates assigned Vinicio to Bristol at the start of the season, but once the draftees started showing up he moved down to the GCL.  He struggled at the plate even more than the previous year.

Vinicio isn’t making much progress.  He’ll open 2018 at age 23.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2018: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2014
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2020
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2017
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
November 29, 2013: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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